Make your first meal in Hawaii a plate lunch
I remember discovering plate lunches after I first moved here in the 80s and immediately started gaining weight after partaking. These plate lunches seemed to be designed for big construction workers that needed thousands of calories to do their job, not a computer deskworker like me. But regardless, if you really want a true taste of what locals eat on a regular basis, find yourself a lunch wagon and get a genuine Hawaiian plate lunch. Our local girl Aina explains what they are and how she grew up with them. Skip the fancy restaurant (at least once) and eat like the rest of us!
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I’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.
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