If you’re visiting Hawaii and want to do something a little unusual, random, and a bit off-the-wall, then maybe consider checking out one of Oahu’s Asian supermarkets. We’ve got a few, but the two largest ones are located in the old plantation town of Waipahu. Let’s take a walk through Pacific Supermarket to see what interesting food items we can find! You might even find something to take back home with you.
Of course, as soon as you enter you see the Balkibayan boxes stacked up high. Filipinos love to send boxes filled with all kinds of goodies back home to the Philippines. Also…where’d the “t” go?
Here, you’ll find everything that you need to make the delicious, icy-cool Filipino dessert, halo-halo.
And if you need snacks for the beach…well…
Of course, you’ll find a ton of vegetables…including ready prepared kits to make pinakbet!
Don’t forget to swing by the seafood section…
You’ll notice parts of animals that you will not find in your typical supermarket…
Got ube on your mind?
On the way out, we noticed that the SPAM was behind the counter and could only be accessed by request…oh, Hawaii…Also, this was the one spot that we could not photograph! As soon as one of the workers saw me snapping photos here, they said, “sorry sir, no photographing the SPAM.” OK.
Waipahu Shopping Plaza, 94-300 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797