|Waikapu on 30's sign facing the highway.|
Waikapu is a little town or townlet, south of Wailuku, the government hub of
|The rural area of Waikapu|
Tucked along the side of Highway 30, Honoapi’ilani Highway, is a little local eatery and store called Waikapu on 30.
|It's right on the highway.|
When we stopped there the other day, there was a line of people all the way outside the front door.
|The line running out the door. |
|The "plate lunch" menu - includes rice and mac salad.|
Waikapu on 30 also offers local honey and a few gift items, but the main attraction is their lunch specials. There is also a refrigerated display case with pickled mango, haupia (a custardy coconut dessert) and sweet potato pie, and fresh poi (a Hawaiian paste made from locally grown taro roots).
|Fresh Hawaiian poi pounded from taro tubers, sweet potato and coconut haupia pie, pickled mango, kim chee, and ahi poke (cubes of seasoned fish tartare) are a few offerings in the display case.|
|Boiled peanuts are not only in Georgia or Florida. They're popular in Hawaii.|
Unlike the tourist attraction Maui Tropical Plantation just down the road, Waikapu on 30 is more of a
|Free hot dog if you're at the cash register when a siren goes by.|
|Barbara is a friendly face at the register.|
|A display of old bottles, an antique hand tool, and some items for sale.|
|You can also get a cone of sweet, fruity shaved ice if you need a sugar rush.|
|Sweet potato and coconut haupia pie. The white stuff on top is a custardy sweet coconut thickset pudding, more solid than jello, followed by a purple sweet potato layer on a wheat crust.|
Check out a great post with yummy pics on Waikapu on 30 by EveryDay Maui. (I’m not the only person who thinks it’s wonderful!)