Logan got up really early, since he had to start working, and went out to grab us a giant breakfast from the Hilo Lunch Shop. It's one of the okazuyas (here's an interesting article on the ones on O'ahu), or Japanese/Hawaiian style snack or deli shops, you can find all over the state. I actually never made it to this one, because Logan kept going at 6:30 in the morning, and that is a time I refuse to acknowledge without VERY good reason on vacation.
He brought back a really nice variety of food. It was enough for both of our breakfasts and my lunch!
Lots of this was really tasty. The spam musubi wasn't as good as Tanioka's, but whatever. Logan is a big fan of the cone sushi, which is rice wrapped in an inari skin, on the right. I liked the sushi rolls with the mustard green wrapper, though the tofu patties and fried chicken were good as well.
This is obviously not health food, but oh well! If you go to the Hilo Lunch Shop, or any okazuya for that matter, be sure to get there early. Though they are lunch places, they open ridiculously early in the morning, and by lunchtime many of them will be out of their most popular items. Logan had to stand in line at 7 AM. Be forewarned, but definitely try one of these places out!
Hilo Lunch Shop is at 421 Kalanikoa Street in Hilo. 808.935.8273.
After Logan and I shared our healthy breakfast, he headed out to work. A few minutes later, I heard people exclaiming outside and poked my head through the curtans to be confronted by a double rainbow!