…because some thoughts are worth remembering
My husband and I lived in Hawaii for 20 years, and then we moved to Denmark for 2 years. Please let that sink in for a moment: the extremes in weather, the difference in the definition of friendliness, the language, leaving friends behind, etc. etc. (More on Danish food culture, here.)
What affected me also was the difference in food culture. I can write for pages on this topic without hitting a mark. The simplest way to express my experience is that the level of Asian food in Denmark had me craving Panda Express for 150 Danish Kroner (about $25, which is what one entrée would set you back in a Danish restaurant named “Thai Sushi”, and a glass of tap water is an additional $2).
So, when we decided to visit our friends in Honolulu after being away for 2.5 years, my husband promptly made a list of restaurants to visit. Our friends know we enjoy good food, so they were curious what we put on the list. If you are traveling to Honolulu soon, you might find it useful, too.
Photos: Menchanko Tei lunch special ($9.50!), Meat Jun at Chodang (photo by Robert Brewer), under $7, Grilled Octopus Salad at Livestock Tavern, Honolulu, Hawaii