Friday, 29 May 2015

A Vegan in Oahu, Hawai'i...

Although I had a list of vegan restaurants and eateries in Oahu, none were really that close to our hotel or our activities but we found a lot of places that had vegan options! So along with the Holy Cow list of restaurants you can add these to your list...

This lovely piles of vegan/gluten free goods came from a health food store in Utah - kept me going for breakfast, snacks and plane food!

The Ala Moana Center had a food court and although a few of the eateries had vegan options the best for choice was Aja.

I had the pick and mix bento box - glass noodles, kimchee & steamed choy sum on brown rice.

Goofy's Cafe & Dine just down Ala Moana Blvd was the cutest little upstairs cafe. They used locally sourced food and had some beers from local brew

Kahuku Corn Fried Rice Aloha Shoyu (stir-fried corn) - vegetarian option

Molokai Sweet Potato Chips with Hawaiian Salt

One of the first places we ate was Green Papaya Vegetarian Vietnamese, on the other side of the Ala Moana Center, which wasn't in fact vegetarian at all but did have a substantial vegan menu. Sorry I forgot to take pics of the main dishes but they had a big selection.

Green Papaya Salad with Tofu & Veggie Spring Rolls

Last night in Hawai'i we went to the Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in the Ala Moana Center because they had a big vegetarian section on their menu. Also the waiters were very knowledgeable about which were vegan and gluten free etc.

Braised Bamboo Fungus with Vegetable

Stir-Fried Ong Choy with Chili

The KCC Markets at Diamond Head were not what I was expecting - it was quite small but all of them were food vendors, including a lot of local fruits and vegetables (I ate my body weight in lychees) and Olakai Hawaii sea vegetable vendor who uses sea asparagus to make vegan sushi, salads and bento boxes.

Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown was pretty much the only thing open...Chinatown was a bit of a let down generally but at least they had some good vegan dishes on the menu!

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Tofu with Bamboo Fungus

Mushroom & Snap Pea Stir-Fry

Monsoon Indian on Ala Moana Blvd was definitely one of the culinary highlights. The first four vegetarian menu items were vegan and gluten free!

Vegetable Pakoras

Dal Curry & Chana Masala

Simple Joy was on the Holy Cow list of vegan restaurants. It was so delicious!

Vegetable Clay Pot

This was a faux fish hot pot - so amazing!!

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