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When Oahu's largest Safeway opened earlier this year, they also added a whole lot of retail spaces for other businesses. One of them was a fancy burger joint called Burgers on the Edge. We decided to give them a try.
While there's an abundance of great Ramen (Japanese noodles and broth) places to eat at in Hawaii, one of our favorites is Taishoken, a famous Tokyo ramen shop that came to Hawaii a few years back. We had a craving for Ramen this weekend so we decided to bring along our camera and show you what Taishoken has to offer.
It has been also said that this coffee blooms in the months of February and March. The small white flowers which cover the trees are called as Kona Snow. When the month of April comes, green berries appear on the trees. Then when August comes, cherries appear. Each tree will be handpicked many times between the months of August and January. An estimate of 20 to 30 pounds of cherries would be produced.
Chocolate, the word itself, is of Mayan origin. Their word "xocotal" meant "bitter water." Back around 1100 BC, the Honduran Mayans used the cacao seeds for many things, mainly as a drink. These cultivation of these seeds is where chocolate comes from.
Hillebrand is given the honor of introducing cacao to Hawaii, specifically Honolulu, back in 1850. In modern times, Hawaii's Big Island is the only place in North America that can grow the cacao used to make Hawaiian Chocolate candy. This probably contributes to the fact that coffee, tea, and cocoa are all made in Hawaii, whereas no other place in the world produces all. This makes cacao Hawaii's leading commercial endeavor.
I'm not sure when it started, but every Saturday for as far back as I can recall, Kapiolani Community College has been host to the Farmer's Market. With inflation fears and sky rocketing price of food, more and more Hawaii residents are seeking out Farmer's Markets as a source of lower-priced produce. Are there bargains to be found here? We went around Hawaii to take a look!