"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friends & Fried Fish in Maui

While in Maui we went to this delicious little fish shack in Kihei, Maui. The picture above kind of says it all: battered and fried fish, simple coleslaw, a mound of rice. I love Maui for the beaches, the pace, the environmentalism (no plastic bags as of 1/11/11!) and of course...THE FOOD. Our good friends and fellow beach bums were in Maui and told us to meet them at this much anticipated fish and chips joint. Alexander's Fish and Chips is located in Kihei, Maui. Here is a pic of our food/island loving friends. (Left - Right: Billie, Me, Mikaela, Colin, Mom, Denise, Joe)
Maui-style fish and chips is different than your British influenced fish and chips. For one, instead of potato chips - they have tempura taro chips. This starchy root vegetable has a much more vibrant color than it does taste. However, it is a good stabilizer for the very flavorful fish.
We also had an order of Alexander's famous onion rings that are seasoned with sesame and sea salt.
For my main, I had the Ahi Tuna Tacos - done original style with mango salsa. The freshly caught Ahi is a firm, red meat served on soft tortillas with crisp lettuce, rice and a generous helping of mango salsa.
Here is a pic of the gang chowing down on our grub. Satisfaction.
For dessert we had pineapple bread pudding with a dollop of cream. Satisfaction increase.
If your in Maui - make it over this locals favorite joint for some good'ol fish and chips - island style.
Kihei Kalama Village
1913 S. Kihei Rd. - Kihei, Maui Hawaii

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