I think I can get to some of the pictures from Hawaii, finally! Our first nice lunch was at Kilohana Plantation just outside Lihue on Kauai. I cannot find the pictures, but the Ahi sandwich has become my new standard for tuna. Pickled ginger rally added a great touch and the sandwich was topped with crisp veggies and sprouts. I now make it without the bread for a super quick main dish.
The food pictures may be missing, but there are some pictures of the plantation taken from the train on the little tour.
This is the old plantation house which now houses Gaylord restaurant which is one of the best on the island I am told.
This old sugar plantation is apparently on the forefront exploring alternatives to sugar as sugar becomes less profitable as a crop.
Feeding the wild pigs is a highlight on the train ride. There is one sheep in the same area with the pigs and the sheep leisurely saunters in after the rush of pigs. It is probably safer that way and the sheep has to know there are some scraps held back especially for him.
They do a nice job of showing the entire process of growing taro. Taro is the primary ingredient of the infamous poi every Hawaiian visitor has to experience. Taro that is parboiled and baked is known as Island Sweet Potato and is served as a side dish. It is incredibly sweet, but tasty. The cooked taro is mashed and mixed with water to make poi. Poi is a rather tasteless dish that can be nice when it is mixed with other foods. As it ages, it develops a very distinct tang for which one must apparently develop a taste!
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