More like Saturday than weekend since most of these photos were taken on Saturday but anyway, it was a fun day at the windward side of the island.
Two of my roommates and I ate breakfast bright and early at Moke’s Bread and Breakfast. I ordered the lilikoi pancakes (passion fruit pancakes) and my two other roommates ordered chili moco and loco moco. Loco moco is rice topped with a patty, eggs, and gravy. The chili moco is almost the same using chili in place of the gravy. Both were delicious but the chili moco had an edge over the loco moco. The lilikoi pancakes on the other hand was my favorite! Can’t beat a pancake topped with delicious, tarty passion fruit sauce and whipped cream topped with orange zest! Since we got there early, there wasn’t a line. When we were done eating breakfast, there were people waiting to be seated so keep that in mind if you decide to go here! Can’t forget to mention that the service was amazing here and I’ll definitely be back!
After breakfast, we headed to Byodo-In Temple. The temple is located inside a cemetery and you would have to drive all the way to the end to get to the temple. At the moment, the admission is $3 for an adult. The last time I was here, it was raining for a week straight so I didn’t get the enjoy it as much as I would have liked. Saturday was a perfect day though! Saw some pretty black swans, strolled the temple, didn’t see any peacocks this time around, and I just took in everything the temple had to offer.
Waimanalo Beach // Yelp
And then after the temple, we backtracked and headed to Waimanalo Beach. I’m starting to love Waimanalo Beach more than Lanikai Beach. I don’t know why but I do. The water was beautiful that day, the sun was shining, the waves were calm, and it wasn’t crowded. I think I might want to go back soon.
And it’s been awhile since I’ve posted photos on some homemade cooking! Charles made Parisian gnocchi with chipotle cream sauce topped with bacon and green onions and I made spam musubi with green onions and jalapeños over the weekend. I know not everyone is a fan of spam and some people won’t even take a bite of it but spam rules Hawaii!
So this past weekend was pretty good weekend! I hope you guys had the same! Can’t wait for Valentine’s Day weekend! We’re going to attempt to make the picnic table and benches and then cook brunch the next day on our new table if everything goes well. I’m planing to do one or more of these over the weekend:
Rustic $15 DIY Bench – I’m loving this DIY bench so much! My goal is to have one bench on one side of the picnic table and maybe a few random mismatched chairs on the other side.
Elsie’s DIY Room Table – And this table is the perfect table. I need to figure out what to do with the legs though since we will be buying reclaimed wood and planning to do this project as minimally as we can when it comes to finances, the legs might be an issue. If I can find hairpin legs for cheap, I’m all for it but we’ll see. And I don’t know how the hairpin legs are going to hold up as a patio furniture. Might have to forgo the legs and find an alternative.
Brioche Stuffed French Toast – I kind of have a thing for mascarpone cheese and strawberries so I want to make a variation of this for brunch and drizzle it with nutella.
Fresh Squeezed Passion Orange Guava Juice – So this is just something I came up with hence why I don’t have a link. I want to make some fresh squeeze orange juice, add some fresh passion fruit, and puree and strain the guava for the juice.
So that’s what I have planned for the weekend. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day weekend? Thank you so much for stopping by! See you all on Wednesday!