29th Annual Matsuri In Hawaii Festival

Posted in Food & Dining on June 7th, 2008

Yesterday was the start of this years 29th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri In Hawaii, which promotes cultural exchanges in the song, dance and traditions of people living in Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Basin.

Though the festival began primarily to present the historical cultural activities from Japan, it has grown to other Asian countries and the Pacific Rim countries as well; and the cultural education, friendships, and exchanges, leave long lasting impressions and memorable experiences for everyone.

It is a festival that can be enjoyed by all… tourists (malihinis) and locals (kamaainas)…. young and old. The 3-day celebration begins with festivities on Friday evening with entertainment, food, and a bon dance at our Ho’olaulea (street party). We culminate the weekend with a grand parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday.

Japanese 日本語
第二十九回 日本とハワイの文化交流 ”まつりインハワイ”が6月6から6月8日まで開催。フラダンス、太鼓、”風”凧、アートと盛りだくさんのお祭り。アラモアナショッピングセンター センターステージ/ロイヤルハワイアンセンターステージ/カラカウア大通りと3カ所でのパフォーム!祭りの最後を飾るカラカウア大通りのパレード(6月8日)ハワイ州政府公認行事として地元でもおなじみ。まつりインハワイのハイライトは、エキサイティングにワイキキの夜を飾ります。

Taiko From Past Matsuri in Hawaii:
Hamadaiko: Ala Moana
Hamadaiko: Waikiki

Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri in Hawaii:
English Website: http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com
- Schedule http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/schedule.aspx
Japanese Website: http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com
- Schedule http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com/schedule_event.html


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29th Annual Matsuri In Hawaii Festival

Posted in Food & Dining on June 7th, 2008

Yesterday was the start of this years 29th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri In Hawaii, which promotes cultural exchanges in the song, dance and traditions of people living in Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Basin.

Though the festival began primarily to present the historical cultural activities from Japan, it has grown to other Asian countries and the Pacific Rim countries as well; and the cultural education, friendships, and exchanges, leave long lasting impressions and memorable experiences for everyone.

It is a festival that can be enjoyed by all… tourists (malihinis) and locals (kamaainas)…. young and old. The 3-day celebration begins with festivities on Friday evening with entertainment, food, and a bon dance at our Ho’olaulea (street party). We culminate the weekend with a grand parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday.

Japanese 日本語
第二十九回 日本とハワイの文化交流 ”まつりインハワイ”が6月6から6月8日まで開催。フラダンス、太鼓、”風”凧、アートと盛りだくさんのお祭り。アラモアナショッピングセンター センターステージ/ロイヤルハワイアンセンターステージ/カラカウア大通りと3カ所でのパフォーム!祭りの最後を飾るカラカウア大通りのパレード(6月8日)ハワイ州政府公認行事として地元でもおなじみ。まつりインハワイのハイライトは、エキサイティングにワイキキの夜を飾ります。

Taiko From Past Matsuri in Hawaii:
Hamadaiko: Ala Moana
Hamadaiko: Waikiki

Pan-Pacific Festival – Matsuri in Hawaii:
English Website: http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com
- Schedule http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/schedule.aspx
Japanese Website: http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com
- Schedule http://www.matsuri-in-hawaii.com/schedule_event.html


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Conquer The Rocks At Three Tables Pūpūkea!

Posted in Environment on May 22nd, 2008

On this wonderful “Aloha Friday” I wanted to share with you a beautiful place called “Three Tables” which is located in the PÅ«pÅ«kea area of Oahu’s North Shore. Yesterday me and a few friends went to Three Tables which is popular for diving and snorkeling. We took a journey out to the flat rock farthest to the left when looking from the beach and snapped a few photos and documented a short video. The swim out there is a very short and mild one so most can accomplish this with just a few things to keep in mind. Since the rocks are only visible during low tide and mostly in the summer you shouldn’t attempt this at any other time especially during the winter months when strong waves are in force. Also wearing reef shoes and some gloves is not necessarily required, but recommended to prevent cutting yourself on the sharp rock.

If you live on Oahu or visiting and just want to check out a chill place to have some fun, do some snorkeling, or go under the sea for diving, then be sure and put Three Tables on your list of things to see and do.

View Three Tables on Google Maps

Quick Facts:
Three Tables gets its name from the three flat sections of reef visible at low tide.
Three Tables is located within the Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District.


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Let’s Make SPAM Musubi And Jam With SPAM

Posted in Food & Dining on April 27th, 2008

We talked before about Spam Musubi and even shared with you the Canadian Style Spam Musubi sent in by one of our podcast listeners. Since the annual Waikiki Spam Jam is approaching I thought we would revisit one of Hawaii’s most popular eats and show you just how to make one.

Now if I were a chef or an expert at making Spam Musubi, I’d just explain the method to you myself, but my method is probably not as good as that from an expert so we visit with Cooking With The Single Guy (Benjamin Seto) who originally hails from Hawaii but resides now in the San Francisco Bay area.

He has a wonderful writeup on the Making of The Spam Musubi that’s well worth checking out. While you’re over there check out all the other interesting recipes he has as well as local reviews of restaurants in the SF Bay area.

Now let’s talk a little about the upcoming Waikiki Spam Jam which will be held May 3rd on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. The Waikiki Spam Jam is a street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii’s love for Spam, a canned meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you’ll find Spam at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes in Hawaii.

This street festival is great for all ages, as the event includes Hawaii’s top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment, and a variety of Hawaiian crafters. This is also a special event that benefits the Hawaii Food Bank, the largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.

If you looking for more info and discussion on the Spam Jam that takes place here in Hawaii, just do a search of our archives for Waikiki Spam Jam and check out this video available from the 4th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam.


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Let’s Make SPAM Musubi And Jam With SPAM

Posted in Food & Dining on April 27th, 2008

We talked before about Spam Musubi and even shared with you the Canadian Style Spam Musubi sent in by one of our podcast listeners. Since the annual Waikiki Spam Jam is approaching I thought we would revisit one of Hawaii’s most popular eats and show you just how to make one.

Now if I were a chef or an expert at making Spam Musubi, I’d just explain the method to you myself, but my method is probably not as good as that from an expert so we visit with Cooking With The Single Guy (Benjamin Seto) who originally hails from Hawaii but resides now in the San Francisco Bay area.

He has a wonderful writeup on the Making of The Spam Musubi that’s well worth checking out. While you’re over there check out all the other interesting recipes he has as well as local reviews of restaurants in the SF Bay area.

Now let’s talk a little about the upcoming Waikiki Spam Jam which will be held May 3rd on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. The Waikiki Spam Jam is a street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii’s love for Spam, a canned meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you’ll find Spam at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes in Hawaii.

This street festival is great for all ages, as the event includes Hawaii’s top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment, and a variety of Hawaiian crafters. This is also a special event that benefits the Hawaii Food Bank, the largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.

If you looking for more info and discussion on the Spam Jam that takes place here in Hawaii, just do a search of our archives for Waikiki Spam Jam and check out this video available from the 4th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam.


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