Perfect weather year round, vibrant beaches, bluish ocean, tropical trees, sick surf, and hospitable people is not the only thing Hawaii has to offer the world. Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures and a various amount of cuisines, both contemporary and traditional variations, are widely offered in this place called paradise.
Hawaii birthed it’s own contemporary cuisine in the 90’s called Hawaii Regional Cuisine, which was inspired by the melting pot of cultures that we have. From food from the Hawaiian culture (of course), to Puerto Rican, to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, to Filipino, and more! All in which combined to inspire a very special cuisine that expresses Hawaii through food.
Over the years, Hawaii became known for it’s food and attracted small and large restaurateurs to open up shop on the islands, even international suiters as well, like the Filipino cuisine chain Max’s Of Manila, where we got to eat. And it would be my privilege to share my “food for thought” with you.
Max’s Of Manila, located in the heart of Waipahu, is a filipino restaurant founded in the Philippines as a small little spot to grab some grub. They’ve built a great reputation for their fried chicken. From a small spot, grew into a corporate chain that has made its way over seas internationally, and we are honored to have one in our back yard.
My and my girlfriend decided that some Filipino food would be the choice for our small little dinner date. We haven’t been to Max’s in a while so we thought it would be great to revisit the feeding frenzy.
Arriving there, it was busy. Well, it was a Saturday night, primetime for Filipino parties and a nice place to have dinner. They’re were several parties that was spread across the dining area. We could tell because of the several buffet lines that were set up with party decor. So, initially we though the wait was going to be long (we were hungry!). We placed our name with the friendly hostess and took a seat outside.
Less than 5 minutes into the wait Continue reading