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Oahu’s Triple D – Rainbow Drive-In

The Original Rainbow Drive-In

As seen on Guy Fieri’s Triple D!!! Also, I think this is where the whole scoops of rice and macaroni salad with everything concept originated… 😉

To be honest, I’m not a fan of diner food.  Especially where there are no indoor seating… but then again, it’s Hawaii, it’s not like I’d feel cold or something.   I guess it reminds me of those teenage summer nights at the PNE eating diner-like food prepared by a greasy face teen who could care less about proper handling of your food.

When Patch told me he wanted to come to Rainbow on our last visit, the food snob side of me shook my head and poor hubby waited for this trip to get our friends to back him up to come…  Read the rest of this entry

Oahu’s Triple D – Me’s Bar-B-Que (Waikiki)

At first, I thought the restaurant is called Sunny's. I guess Sunny is the owner of the restaurant. Check our #8 - FRIED MAN DOO!

Our hotel was located a block from Me’s Bar-B-Que and in my last few trips, we have eaten here many times, not because of its location, but because the Kal Bi is soooooo good.  This is a lot better than the short ribs at AAA Local BbqRead the rest of this entry

Oahu’s Triple D – AAA Local BBQ

Welcome to Mo’s Triple D series (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Oahu, Hawaii version! Ok, our places does not quite fit the name, but let’s forget the chains, tourist favourites and the Roy’s and Alan Wongs (which I totally recommend trying Alan Wong’s at least once) and visit some of the local favourites of Oahu.

One of the take out stands outside Don Quixote (Ala Moana, Honolulu).

First stop is AAA Local BBQ.  It’s located next to Don Quixote which is a supermarket that I could literally spend hours in.  Despite its Spanish name, the store is like a Japanese supermarket with lots of cool and cheap housewares.  You can find souvenirs like nuts and coffee beans here at a cheap price when it’s on sale.  Best part about it is that it’s open 24/7.  Before Little Patch came along, Patch and I used to frequent DQ late at night for midnight snacks and beer ($2 Asahi/Sapporo the size of my head!). Read the rest of this entry