After a truly exhausting day of exploring the Road to Hana, we decided to keep Day 4 as low-key as possible. You be the judge.
Didn't mean to stop here for breakfast
I woke up early, and asked Madison to come with me to the store. I planned to cook and needed a few things. We also planned to get malasadas, so that was the other reason for getting up early. On our
Why the desire to cook?
|Home (condo) made spaghetti with fresh basil and parsley|
From Skateboard to Skimboard
|Ethan skimboards at Kamaole Beach III|
|Another Poke creation from Foodland|
Early afternoon meal
|Kalua Pork Nachos|
|Local Boys Shave Ice|
|Honoapiilani Hwy towards Wailuku - love the trees!|
Off the beaten path find
We started to venture towards Kahului but shortly after leaving Iao Valley, I noticed a brightly lit establishment. There were quite a few locals so I decided to stop by. It was Ba Le Sandwich and Plate Lunch, a little Vietnamese outdoor restaurant (not sure if I can really call it a restaurant). You walk up to the outdoor counter, and you have a choice to eat at one of the benches, or take your food with you. I guess it is a restaurant hahahaahaha! We love Pho and with all the the plate lunches we've been having on the island, we needed a break. I asked the lady at the counter which Pho she recommended, and she said, "the special pho with flank steak, beef tendon, and meatballs." So we ordered that pho and kalbi ribs plate for the kids. The Pho was exactly what we needed. It was served piping hot. The basil, jalapeño, and bean sprouts that came with it were uber fresh. The soup was savory. The bowl was big enough for us to share and we enjoyed every last ounce of that soup. We didn't try anything else. I also found out that there are other Ba Le locations in Hawaii, so the next time I see one, I'll make sure to not shy away and give it a try.
So there, that's Day Four....low-key much? You be the judge! Mahalo for following our journey.