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Taco Kabana

27 May

Taco Kabana

1121 Union Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813

Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-9pm / Closed Sat & Sun


Taco Kabana is a cute little taco shack located right outside my office building. Every day at lunch there is a line out the door of people waiting to get a piece of their selective menu.

Taco Kabana serves up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with your choice of meat, steak or chicken. No rice. No beans. No fuss. Good sauce.

Now I have only had their steak tacos and a steak burrito and I was more than happy with both.  Their tacos a little reminders of the great LA street tacos I’m used to, just less greasy. The meat is tender, they don’t overdo the cilantro or onion, and the hot sauce is flavorful not just hot. The burrito was amazing, packed with meat, veggies, and hot sauce. I ordered this on my way home, after a long day at the office and I devoured the thing before I made it in the front door.

To top it off, everyone I’ve encountered at Taco Kabana is happy, friendly, and welcoming.


Ohana Bento & Sushi

19 May

Ohana Bento & Sushi

1154 Fort St Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813

Hours: 7am-6pm 7 Days a Week


Dynamite Ahi

Ohana Bento & Sushi has become my go to sushi spot, when I’m at work. I’m still not thrilled with the sushi spots I’ve found here on the island, nothing that compares to my dear Sake Sushi,  and if I’m grabbing sushi for dinner, I’ll hit up Ninja Sushi, located on the other side of my office building, but for a quick lunch Ohana is my spot.

I’ve tried a few of their rolls, but my go to, and favorite is their dynamite ahi. The roll is an ok size for the price. Normally, but not always, they are generous with the ahi, which for the most part is pretty fresh tasting. The roll has a good amount of spice and it takes care of things when I’m in the mood for a little sushi. It’s also nice that they accept credit. You won’t be so lucky with a lot of lunch options on Fort Street.

Be warned however, if they don’t have your roll ready it can be a bit of a wait.

Temporary Couch Hopping Nomad

4 Feb

I’m not dead and I haven’t abandoned my quest for amazing food, I have just been moving and couch hopping, and room sharing, and all sorts of fun things the last 8 months or so, and things, like this, just slowly got away from me.
In May my mom sold her home in California, where we were living, and moved to the literal middle of nowhere Utah. I moved her up there and stayed for about a week, but had to come back home to finish up my internship in Anaheim. Upon returning to California, as can be assumed, I had nowhere to live. I shared a room with my nieces at my sister’s home for a few weeks, before moving into a spare room at one of my dad’s old friend’s house. As not to inconvenience too much space, as far as personal belongings go, I primarily was living out of my Little Bug.


Local Goats in Scipio

By the time my internship came to an end I had yet to land a permanent full time job and had made the decision I was going to follow my boyfriend out to Hawaii, where he was stationed starting in May, but needed to save a little money first. So, in July, I loaded into my little bug and followed my mother out to the middle of nowhere Utah.



My Dairy Queen

In Scipio, where my mom moved to, her cousin owned a Dairy Queen, and I was able to get a part time job there. First day was a shock, as I think would be for anyone who had just finished working their ass off in college and had spent the last two years working at places like the Newport Beach Film Festival and Visit Anaheim. After a few days I adjusted though and looking back now that job and the few months I spent in Scipio really were quite amazing and changed my life. I had a ton of fun working at DQ, got to know new family members, fixed a lot of things with my mom, and made some amazing friends.
By September though I was done with small town living and decided to take the plunge and move to Hawaii. I drove back to California, to say goodbye to family and friends. On September 25, I boarded a plane, my first plane ever, to Hawaii.


Goodbye LA

I stayed in two vacation rentals when I first arrived, for about a month and a half. Although I managed to get part time holiday job offers at Macy’s, Sears, and Target, I managed to not have to take any of them, as my sister helped land me a job as a social media marketing specialist at a cell phone company, part time. That allowed me the income to move in somewhere more permanent. I found a room, in a really awesome home right outside of downtown, with some pretty cool people. (I’m still living there now.)
Shortly after moving into my new room, I managed to land a full time job as a communications associate at a really awesome company. Right after landing that job though a new family emergency came up and I had to fly back to Utah for a month to help with some things. Everything turned out just fine though and I was able to come back to Hawaii and my new room, and my new job.
During this time I was still pigging out and trying awesome new places. I tried to keep up on my writing, as can be seen my publish dates, but slowly time just slipped away. I think now though I have fallen into enough of a flow with things that I can pick this back up.
I have a few more back places from back in California, waiting to be written about and then I will dive in to the hand full of fun Utah places I dined at. Hopefully in the next month or so I can finally start eating my way through this new island I now call home…for now.


Oahu Sunrise