Local Girl's Guide to Oahu
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Local Girl's Guide to Oahu Local Girl's Guide to Oahu
is a travel guide I put together of my favorite
restaurants, local foods, farmers markets,
hikes and walks, activities,
shopping and travel tips
for Honolulu, Waikiki and North Shore.

The $10 guide is a PDF file that I'll email you.
You can print it and/or take it along on your
smartphone, laptop, tablet or e-reader.

The guide is a great gift
for anyone you know who's going to Oahu.

Do you like to travel and experience local culture?

Are you a foodie that likes to eat in local, family-owned restaurants?

Do you want to know where to find the food and locations you see on this page?

If so, this guide is for you!

If you donít like to stray from your comfort zone
or if you only eat and stay in corporate hotels and tourist restaurants, this guide is not for you.
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Hawaii travel information guide Local Girlís Guide to Oahu
started as a list of my favorite restaurants
that I gave my friends going to
Honolulu, Waikiki and North Shore.

Over the years Iíve added information
for my travel clients.

Now Iím offering it to you,
but only if you want to see Oahu as a local girl does.

Read Google and Yelp reviews.

Why should you trust my instincts
over the widely read guide books out there?

For the only reason that matters:
Iím a local Hawaii girl.
Iíve grown up, lived in and experienced the islands my entire life.

I update the guide monthly
so you will have the 808 (Hawaii area code)
on whatís happening on Oahu.
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Honolu Oahu Hawaii farmers market This is what you will find in the guide:
Top 10 Things to Do on Oahu
Top 5 Foods to Eat on Oahu
Local Food
My Favorite Local Restaurants
Food Trucks
Pop-up Restaurants
What to Buy in Grocery Stores
Farmers Markets and Craft Fairs
Local Entertainment
Walks and Hikes
Botanical Gardens

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The guide is a PDF file.
You can print it and/or take it along on your
smartphone, laptop, tablet or e-reader.

Here are some examples of what you'll find in the guide...

The guide will tell you
where to find this special place to buy food:
You will think you are in Japan
in this wonderful department store.
Take the escalator to the top floor
or park on the top level.
THE greatest take-out and Asian
eatery on the island! You will be
totally overwhelmed by the selections.
On weekends this place is swarming with
locals. Here you will be able to watch
while food is being prepared and
packaged. Sushi, tempura, sashimi,
bento boxes, fresh odon (noodles),
fresh mochi and literally hundreds of
other Asian delicacies. Great place
to stop and stock up before heading to
the beach. Do not miss the bakery
on the next floor down - try their
passion, guava or haupia (coconut) cake.
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The guide will tell you
where to find this food shopper's paradise:
This is the place to shop
and people-watch.
Part farmers market, part food court,
vendors come together to sell
fresh fruit, vegetables, meat,
fish, shrimp, clams, crab and squid,
all very inexpensively.
In the food court you can buy
prepared Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino,
Thai, Japanese and Korean dishes
to eat there or take home.

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Local Girl's Guide to Oahu
will tell you where to buy the ingredients
for making this yummy drink.

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Local Girl's Guide to Oahu...

"It had all the information about activities, local food delights, places that you just wouldn't find anywhere else. A must-have local guide for anybody to see Hawaii from a local's perspective."

- S. Goel (Brunswick, Ohio)

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After you return from Oahu, please let me know about discoveries you think should go into the guide.
I also would appreciate your feedback and corrections so I can make the guide even better!

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2ľ cups finely ground graham crackers (about 17 whole crackers)
3 tbsp. sugar
Ĺ tsp. ground cinnamon
1Ĺ sticks melted butter

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Crush graham crackers and place in greased 9x13 pan.
Add sugar and cinnamon.
Pour melted butter over mixture.
Mix well and press into pan.
Bake about 10 minutes and set aside.

3 8-oz. packages cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Ĺ cup dulce de leche
NOTE: dulce de leche is a thick, sweet, canned caramelized milk and sugar available in most grocery stores
NOTE: do not substitute sweetened condensed milk

Blend cream cheese and sugar in food processor until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute)
stopping every once in a while to scrape mixture down the sides of the bowl.
Add eggs 1 at a time, blending 3-5 seconds after adding each egg.
Add dulce de leche and vanilla extract.
Process until blended (about 10 seconds).
Spread mixture evenly over cooked graham cracker crust.
Bake until center sets and edges are puffy and slightly cracked (about 40-45 minutes).
Cool completely.

Ĺ cup dulce de leche
3 tbsp. or more heavy whipping cream, not whipped
6 oz. melted milk chocolate chips

Heat dulce de leche in the microwave.
Slowly stir in melted milk chocolate chips until smooth.
Slowly add whipping cream until smooth.
NOTE: you may need more than 3 tbsp. of whipping cream

Pour glaze over cooled cream cheese mixture.
Refrigerate until completely chilled (about 2 hours).
This dish can be made 2 days ahead of time.
Cover and keep in refrigerator.


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