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Oahu’s Triple D – Valerio’s Tropical Bake Shop

Valerio's Tropical Bake Shop in Honolulu. Parking in front and at the back.

I have returned to Valerio’s Tropical Bakery for one thing, its Pineapple Cream Cheese Bun.  The pineapple cream cheese bun is a very simple bun with flavoured filling. The bun itself is very soft and slightly sweet.   Read the rest of this entry

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Oahu’s Triple D – Dole Plantation

Welcome to the Dole Plantation! Plenty of free parking. Sometimes there's a really ghetto farmer's market outside.

Like the Polynesian Cultural Centre, Pearl Harbor and other touristy places, the Dole Plantation is a must go-to (or return) places.  It’s main (paying) attractions are the world’s largest maze, garden tour, and and the pineapple express (train).  I did the maze years ago for free but that’s because I accidentally went in through the exit.  Not that I would suggest anyone to try that.  😉

I return to the plantation for an entirely different reason.  Souvenirs.  Maybe it’s branding, but I associate dole with quality canned fruits.  Haha… it’s an oxymoron, isn’t it…?   And didn’t they invented the pineapple?  Hah! Read the rest of this entry