Local favorites are found hereA La Carte
March 27, 2022
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
By offering a variety of local dishes including poke, plate lunches, KC Waffle Dogs, Shimazu Shave Ice and many more, Hawaii’s Favorite Kitchens serves up an array of favorites at its familiar Kapahulu location next to Rainbow Drive-In.
“We opened HFK not only to offer a new variety of local foods, but to complement our existing restaurant, Rainbow Drive-In, next door by serving some of their popular plates like the chili and boneless chicken with gravy, while offering additional options such as steamed vegetables and brown rice,” says owner Chris Iwamura.
“We also offer a variety of local snacks from Lin’s Hawaiian Snacks and Goodies by Holly, and have our own Rainbow Macadamia Nut Okoshi!”
The Regular Poke Bowl ($10.95) includes two choices of poke, such as limu ahi and spicy ahi, and a selection of white, brown or sushi rice along with furikake and ocean salad. Smoked Salmon Tofu Salad ($7) features a block of Mrs. Chang’s tofu, watercress, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, shredded carrots, smoked salmon and garlic chips served with housemade dressing.
As temperatures continue to heat up, cool off with a Small Shave Ice ($6.25) — from Shimazu Shave Ice — with traditional rainbow flavors (strawberry, vanilla and banana).
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