Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Blog

Kauai Restaurant Guide

North Shore: Teaching Food as Medicine

North Shore Kauai: Food As Medicine Tour Hawaiian greens Turmeric in Hawaii is called Olena. Tea tasting and fresh macadamia nuts Getting the inside scoop from Aurora at Sushi Girl Kauai Juice Company + SUshi Girl tasting = heaven! Kauai Farmacy   Traditional Diet Traditional Hawaiian diets are considered to be some of the healthiest in the world. Living on a protein, vitamin and mineral rich diet that consisted mainly of poi (pounded taro root), fresh fish along with fruits and vegetables such as banana, coconut, breadfruit and sweet potato made for a clean and nourishing foundation. Even Hawaiian sea salt that was harvested in large amounts held minerals and rich health benefits. We aim to teach you about a variety of the beautiful canoe crops that the Polynesians brought to the Hawaiian islands over 1,000 years ago and how…

Read More »

February 18, 2019

Tropical Dreaming on Kauai

Author: Tour Guide Sabrina Petrov Tropical Dreams on Kauai Welcome to Tropical Dreams, an establishment with a name that lives up to the experience! As soon as you enter you’re greeted by friendly faces and an expansive, colorful array of ice cream flavors. Good vibes only in here, and of course everyone gets extra feels when ice cream is involved. Located in the heart of Kapaa, next to Safeway, Tropical Dreams is known for its high quality and expansive array of unique ice cream flavors. This hidden gem of a shop has been in operation close to 8 years. Currently run by Erik, it is a family owned and operated local style spot with its own flavor and style. Locally Sourced Every week Erik picks up the freshly made to order ice cream from The Big Island for Tropical Dreams….

Read More »

February 7, 2019

Hualani’s at Timbers Kauai – A Multi Sensory Experience

The Spot We here at Tasting Kauai are always delighted when a new spot opens up for us to explore and taste test. This is especially true when it is a breathtaking oceanfront dining location with fabulous food. I have been hearing from friends all over the island for weeks, that we must go and…

Read More »

November 4, 2018

Will Drive for Pastry – Midnight Bear Breads Perfects Artisan Baking

Hanapepe Town Walking down the quiet, dusty main street of Hanapepe town can take you back in time. You could just as easily be sauntering through 1926 as 2018, simply ignore the few modern cars that dot the lane. Visitors and island locals alike often fall in love with the town for the feelings of…

Read More »

October 26, 2018

Hanapepe Walking Tour Launching In October!

The Tour We here at Tasting Kauai are excited to share with you that our newest tour of Hanapepe town will be launching officially Friday, October 19th.  Come join us for an afternoon strolling the quiet streets of historic Hanapepe to learn about the town’s past, present and future through its food. We have curated…

Read More »

September 21, 2018

Kiawe Roots – The Sunny South Shore's New Favorite Eatery

Clearly, this is a restaurant we at Tasting Kauai are very excited about. We had already ramped you up for the opening, see earlier post for some information about Chef Mark Ruiz and wife Tricia, founders of Kiawe Roots here. This  new local’s favorite hangout is located in the Shops at Kukui’ula above Tortilla Republic. This will be your new favorite place for local food in Poipu. Head over on a Wednesday afternoon to do your shopping at the culinary farmers market, then wander upstairs to try out some of their delicious happy hour cocktails and treats. A personal favorite – Coconut luau dip honoring the most iconic plant on Kauai, taro. Their dip is made with sauteed taro leaf and coconut milk, then  served up with fresh taro chips. Yum! Beer + Pupus = A great afternoon A quick side…

Read More »

July 17, 2018

How We Choose Restaurants

Full page color images are throughout Tasting Kauai: Restaurants. Daniel Lane photo Readers wonder how we choose restaurants, so I thought I’d share our process with you. I’d also like to take this opportunity to clear up a huge misconception. Many residents tell me that “Kauai doesn’t have good food” or some form of that….

Read More »

November 10, 2013

Book Signing at Blue House Booksellers

Cover: Macadamia nut crusted Monchong at Makana Terrace. Daniel Lane photo “Where should I eat on Kaua’i?” is a common question. The answer is in our new guidebook, Tasting Kauai: Restaurants, From Food Trucks to Fine Dining, A Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island. Now available in digital and print versions, the exclusive…

Read More »

August 24, 2013

Kauai Restaurant Guide

  The digital version of our restaurant guide is finally finished! Here’s a brief  look inside: Introduction When I travel, I like to drench myself in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the area. I submit to local customs and crave regional food. After all, food defines a destination and connects people to the…

Read More »

May 13, 2013

Skip to toolbar