Hawaiian Popcorn has been using kettles to harness the explosive power of corn since 1996. Crafted daily from a secret family recipe and all-natural ingredients, the airy snack treats tongues to three of the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, and popped. With a bundle of two 10-ounce ($7 each) and six 2-ounce bags ($3 each), nibblers can share snacks at parties or enjoy kettle-forged perfection on the go. Hawaiian Popcorn uses absolutely no artificial dyes or colors, popping each kernel over a kettle, without ever resorting to using microwaves, air-popping techniques, or sun-scorched sidewalks.
With a futuristic white bar illuminated from below, cushioned benches and luxurious pillows, an expansive dance floor, and a breezy patio—M seems to be ready for anything. The elegant space welcomes revelers for happy hours, private events, and live music, combining the raucous with the refined. Revelers take advantage of the bar's bottle service, feast on specialty sushi rolls, sip expertly mixed cocktails, and resist the urge to fingerpaint on the brilliant white walls.
Scare Hawaii recognizes that each of its visitors is unique. One might have a fear of the dark; another might be terrified of skeletons. With this in mind, the haunted house's creators seek to individually stoke each interloper's fear, growing it like the puddle of ectoplasm on a ghost's bed. What goes on inside the house is kept a close secret for maximum effect, but it will include dim foggy corridors, chilling special effects, and sudden spooks by actors.
Cooks at Takahashiya Tonkotsu Ramen prepare their signature dish in the traditional Japanese fashion: slow-cooking every batch of savory-sweet broth for 24 hours with pork, chicken bone, and seven different types of vegetables. Their savory, meaty stews entice appetites with of chewy wheat noodles and the aroma of simmering pork and zesty green onion. The colorful bowls hold tonkotsu and char siu ramen, and sides include grilled dumplings or curry rice.
There's no shortage of fish joints in Honolulu, but how many of them can claim to be housed in a big, blue bus? Only Blue Hawaii Shrimp & Seafood, a revamped vehicle stationed across from Crane Park in Kapahulu. But people don't flock to this food truck just because it's a truck. No, they come for daily specials such as mahi-mahi in a light butter-lemon sauce and everyday staples such as garlicky shrimp and grilled salmon over rice.
Jellybeans, lollipops, gummi bears. Customers of Boardwalk Treats plunge scoops into bins of colorful candies to fill bags with as many as their sweet teeth can handle. These bins are loaded with M&M's in 21 different hues and 60 Jelly Belly flavors. When patrons need to cool off, they purchase cups of the pellet-like ice cream Dippin' Dots, which fit perfectly into BB guns for a battle where everyone wins.