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Mama's Fish House

...or rather, where we ate in Maui, but what kind of click-bait title would that be?

Mama's Fish House

Mama’s Fishhouse is exactly the kind of restaurant you would hope exists in Hawaii. Sitting at the front, you’re treated to a view of a field of palms and crashing waves of the windward side of Maui.

View from Mama's Fish House

It’s the only time we’ve ever seen the name of the fisherman who caught each dish on a menu. The fish are brought in each morning from around the island.

We decided on ono (caught by Joe Hobson trolling offshore from Peahi) seared in a Hana ginger panko crust with kalua pork fried rice, and the “traditional Hawaiian” which consisted of grilled mahi-mahi, octopus luau, big island wild boar lau-lau, ahi poke, baked rainforest banana, Molokai sweet potato, and fresh poi.

Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House
Mama's Fish House

Most of our other meals were had on Maui’s South shore. Right next to our hotel, was the ‘Ami ‘Ami Bar & Grill, where we ate ahi tuna and macadamia encrusted mahi-mahi (an island favourite).

'Ami 'Ami Bar & Grill

The liveliest restaurant has to be Monkeypod by Merriman. The menu is hardly traditional, but that didn’t bother us when we enjoyed our poke tacos and brussel sprout pizza on the patio lit by tiki torches.

joy's place

When we needed a break from fish, we went to Joy’s Place, an unassuming vegetarian restaurant across from Kalama Beach Park. The live nut burger will forever change your concept of what a vegetarian burger can be.

shave ice

For dessert, we had the “official” Hawaiian dessert/snack of shave ice from one of the many stands that face the park.

shave ice

Our one regret? Not trying Spam musubi, a sushi-like snack sold across Hawaii consisting of cooked Spam over rice - which doesn't sound very appetizing, but, if it's good enough for Barry, it's good enough for us.

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  1. Mama's Fish House is the best!! Miss Hawaii so much

  2. Yuuum. Everything looks delicious! Beautiful photos too.

    xx Naomi in Wonderland

  3. Delicious!!! I love eating fish!