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Sunday, April 12, 2015

IOLANI FAIR

IOLANI FAIR
583 KAMOKU STREET
HONOLULU, HI  96826
808-943-2339
EMAIL: fair@iolani.org

My time this year at the Iolani Fair was limited to a visit to the Gourmet food tent and walk through the games and merchandise tents.  The Fair is just not the same without my Daughter holding my hand and playing all the games with me.  Now she works in a booth at the Fair and when her shift ends, she runs away with her friends leaving Mom and Dad to entertain themselves.  We know what to do when she abandons us.   Head straight for the food tents.  This Fair is known for the "food" and it does not disappoint.  Just have a bunch of script (money) to spend.  No money exchanges hands here.  You must first purchase script which are coupons with a value of .50 each.  This means a food dish costing 15 script is $7.50.  The lines that form to purchase script can get pretty long and they do accept credit cards.  Best thing to do is purchase script in advance from the school.  With script in hand we headed straight for the Gourmet food tent and quickly used up about half of the script we had purchased.  Lobster Bisque was on the menu, but it was 80 degrees and hot.  We passed on the soup.  Instead we opted for the White Clam Linguine ($9).  Pretty impressed that they cooked the pasta to order and served it with some nice clams.   The Linguine was perfectly cooked al dente and served with a light sauce and Garlic Bread.  Yummy.   The Cuban Sandwich ($7.50) was also delicious.  The pickles in this sandwich made the flavor pop.  The Fish Tacos ($7.50) looked great on the plate but really lacked flavor.  Ate one of them and had no interest in eating the second.
My Wife finished the meal with a couple of Malasadas which are sold by the thousands during this two day Fair.  I love the Iolani Fair but just miss those days carrying my daughter on my shoulders and holding her hand while walking around.  

IOLANI FAIR IS HELD ANNUALLY AT IOLANI HIGH SCHOOL IN HONOLULU
SEVERAL RIDES THAT THE KIDS LOVE
E.K. FERNANDEZ MIDWAY RIDES

THE FOOD TENTS ARE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE IOLANI FAIR
WE HIT THE GOURMET TENT
STOOD IN LINE AND WAITED A BIT AT THE GOURMET FOOD TENT
GOURMET FOOD TENT MENU
WHITE CLAM LINGUINE
FISH TACOS
SMALL FISH TACOS WITH AVOCADO
CUBAN SANDWICH
CUBAN SANDWICH WAS GOOD
MALASADAS ARE VERY POPULAR AT THE FAIR
ENJOYED WATCHING THE GIRLS MAKE SOME HAWAIIAN LEIS

Food Galore!

Enjoy the many food offerings at this year's Fair! We have favorites like our Huli Beef Sandwich and Okinawan Noodles. We also have some new items like our Taco Salad and Huli Cheesesteak. We are also proud to introduce our very own ‘Iolani Waffle Dog...and our BACON Waffle Dog! So come down, grab some food, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2015 ‘Iolani Fair!

EAT, ENJOY, REPEAT


Visit our Gourmet Tent for some fabulous dishes which showcase this year's theme Adventures in Atlantis! There will be a variety of offerings from the sea, like our Fish Tacos to the Lobster and Crab Bisque. You can also quench your thirst by enjoying our new Honeydew or Plain Milk Teas. We also are bringing back the popular Coffee and Lemonade Jelly Drinks! And check back soon for an updated chef demo schedule, which will feature chefs from some of the top restaurants on Oahu.


From the Sea

Fish Tacos
w/Avocado mousse & fresh salsa
Lobster Bisque
Linguine in White Clam Sauce
w/Toasted garlic bread
 
Wrapped and Sandwiched

Cuban Sandwich
Pork, Ham, Dill Pickle and Swiss Cheese on a hoagie roll
Greek Wrap, with or without chicken
w/hummus and a mix of fresh veggis    
Bulgogi Wrap
Sliced ribeye and a mix of fresh veggies


Sweet Tooth

Acai Bowl
w/choice of toppings
Fresh Pineapple 
Lilikoi Creme Brulee

Li Hing Pineapple

Drinks

Milk Tea (Honeydew or Plain)
Italian Cream Sodas
Plantation iced Tea
Coffee Jelly
Mocha Coffee
Hot Coffee

LIVE CHEF DEMOS
After each demo you will be able to purchase a plate of the dish that was created! Limited amounts available.

Friday
5:00 pm - TBA
7:00 pm - Chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's Grill & Bar

Saturday
3:00 pm - Roy's Restaurant
5:00 pm - Chef Lydell Leong of 3660 on the Rise
7:00 pm - Chef Fred DeAngelo of Ola at The
Turtle Bay Resort


New Fair Foods

Waffle Dog
Introducing a NEW tradition at the Fair, the ‘Iolani Waffle Dog! Enjoy a nice juicy hot dog encased in a crispy waffle crust! The perfect snack for on the go...and stay tuned for a special version of our dog!

Huli Cheesesteak Sandwich
The ‘Iolani Fairs take on the Philly classic...get it wit' our tender and juicy sliced top sirloin mixed with roasted onions and peppers, smothered with cheese, all tucked into a hoagie roll!

Taco Rice
An Okinawan Favorite! A bowl of rice topped with seasoned taco meat, fresh diced tomatoes, lettuce, salsa and shredded cheese.

Hamburger
Teri Hamburger
Teri Cheeseburger

Hot Dog & Chili
Hot Dog
Chili Dog
Chili Bowl w/Rice
Taco Rice
Icon-new Taco Salad

Huli Beef Sandwich
Huli Beef w/Au Jus
Icon-new Huli Cheesesteak

BBQ Booth
Kalbi
BBQ Chicken

Turkey Leg & Gumbo
Jumbo Smoked Turkey Legs
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Noodles
Fried Saimin
Saimin Bowl
Okinawan Noodles

Hawaiian Booth
Beef Stew
Kalua Pork and Cabbage

‘Iolani Waffle Dog
Icon-new Waffle Dog
Icon-new BACON Waffle Dog
Smoothies
Strawberry Banana
Cookies and Cream

BBQ Corn
BBQ Corn w/seasoning

Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza Slice
Cheese Pizza Slice

Shave Ice
Flavors TBA

Fries
Plain Fries
Garlic Fries
Cheesy Fries
Chili Fries
Have It All Fries (all of the above please!)

Malasadas
Malasadas (you know you want that sugary goodness!)



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