This past February we had the pleasure of taking a week-long trip to Kauai. We stayed on the north shore in Ha’ena, which was lush and green and gorgeous and everything you see on those postcards. True island living! We spent everyday frolicking in the crystal clear waters, sunbathing on the beach and taking beautiful coastal drives in our rented SUV. Pure heaven! But even better than that (to me) was all the delicious fresh fish and veggies we feasted on. Instead of dining at the more tourist-type spots like the St. Regis in Princeville, we opted for the more down-home style of eating at the local fish markets and cafes. One of my favorites was the Kilauea Fish Market, a little hole-in-the-wall joint tucked away behind a charming little strip mall. We went there about four times during our stay and every time, I ordered the seared ahi poke salad, which came with the creamiest, most flavorful dressing. I still fascinate about this salad and have tried so hard to re-create it here at home.
If you ever visit Kauai, this is a must stop! It’s pricey but well worth it.
4270 Kilauea Road # F, Kilauea – (808) 828-6244