The third and final installment of the Eating Maui Series I will lovingly call – The Kihei Special. Looking back at it now, it all makes sense. We were in Maui to celebrate two of the biggest foodies that we know. They know all the best places to eat in almost any major city, and sometimes travel there just to do it! So it was only fitting, that in choosing a location for their guests to stay, they would pick one that has so many yummy food options! So here’s to delicious Kihei.
The first few sentences I uttered after arriving in Maui included, “Aloha, Maui!” (I know, super original, haha) and “Ugh, I’m craving Kim Chee Fried Rice!” I have no idea why I was craving that, but I was and I was on a mission to find some! I didn’t have to look for very long, or go very far for that matter. Kings BBQ is just one restaurant over from the Kihei Caffe! We not only satisfied my craving, but also satisfied Eugene’s. He was totally craving a good Meat Jun. Although I would have like the fried rice to be a little spicier, it hit the spot!
Rounding out the series is another favorite. We liked it so much that we went there twice! Coconut’s Fish Cafe came to us as a recommendation – and it did not disappoint! If you are ever in Maui, I HIGHLY recommend stopping by. You will enjoy some of the freshest fish you’ll have in your life. AND you’ll get a little lesson while you are there.
While we were enjoying our meal, we were pleasantly surprised when the chef came out to our table to ask us how we were enjoying the food, and to introduce himself. That is something that I expect for a more upscale restaurant, you know, the ones that have 4-5 $’s on their yelp page. Chef Mike takes the time to visit with each table. And during this time he lets you know that you are eating super fresh fish, local veggies, zero trans fats, and gluten free. AND that their coleslaw is made with coconut milk, not mayo – crazy deliciousness! After eating all that we did, I was so happy to have found a light and healthy place to eat on Maui.
Looking back at this series makes me miss our time on Maui. Like really miss it! Mahalo for all the memories made with good friends, and for feeding us well! Until we meet again, Maui.