I had been coveting the haupia pie at McDonald's (knowing full well
that it probably paled in comparison to the real thing but still
curious about the fact that it was one of the only foods served all
day). After a particularly disappointing Korean meal in Kihei, I
convinced the hubby to pull into the drive-thru for dessert. He became
noticeably uncomfortable as we pulled up to the menu, and finally
turned to me to ask "How do you pronounce it again?" So I reminded him
that usually vowels are annunciated separately, but in "haupia" the a
and u are sort of slurred together. Looking back, it appears I may
have over-complicated the issue because when posed with the question
"May I take your order?" he blurted out "I would like two HOWpia
pies." But no harm, no foul. They were awfully tasty and totally made
up for bad kalbi and neng myun.
7th hole at Makena Golf Course.
Forget sandy beaches and incredible views. This is the home of loco
moco and kalua pig!!