I am not sure why, but ALL my friends are foodies. Not that I don't like good food. I do. I'm just not picky, and typically will eat whatever is served. This has served well in my travels and maybe that is why I am an adventurous eater?
Anyways, I wanted to introduce you to my first best friend in life. Her name is Madonna (yes, that is her real name - and one more reason to love her), and we met in the 6th grade. She had just moved from Guam in the middle of the school year, and I remember exactly the moment that I knew we would be immediate friends.
We had 6th grade journals that we had to write in every day, and typically volunteers were called upon to read their entry for the particular topic of the day. I remember that days entry was something along the lines of "I dislike... and why". Madonna bravely raised her hand (I literally would NEVER do that), and she stood up in front of the entire 6th grade class to give her answer. She proclaimed, "I hate lima beans. They made me fart". THE. WHOLE. CLASS. DIED. Like literally erupted in laughter. Talking about farts in front of a bunch of 6th graders? At that very moment I knew I had to be her friend.
It's been 22 years since we met, and although she lives in Hawaii and I am in Seattle, our friendship is strong. We even tested it a little with our first ever international trip together last October, when we decided to venture to India. YUP. INDIA. It wasn't like it was Europe or a country with a little less culture shock. But we did it, and it was such a great experience. We laughed like we were 6th graders again (nothing had changed), and we created new memories that have brought us closer. My stomach still hurts from laughing on that trip.
ANYWAYS. I wanted to introduce Madonna (who still resides in Hawaii), and give you her top 10 places to eat in Oahu. She chose our restaurants in India, and she never disappointed me once. I hope you enjoy this list, and if you're ever in Hawaii I hope you run into Madonna. She is a hoot!
Chomping My Way Through Oahu
Bellisima = "Extremely Beautiful" in Italian, and how i would describe the world, and how I view it through travel.