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    I have a little twist on the old "what do you take for omiyage" question. I'm traveling for the Thanksgiving weekend, and staying for free on Kauai in a cabin owned by a friend of a friend. What would be a nice thing to leave as a thank-you gift?

    So far, the best suggestion I've come up with is a few nice, scented candles from Illuminations at Ala Moana. Anyone got something better?

    Thanks in advance. You rock. Yes, you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener
    I have a little twist on the old "what do you take for omiyage" question. I'm traveling for the Thanksgiving weekend, and staying for free on Kauai in a cabin owned by a friend of a friend. What would be a nice thing to leave as a thank-you gift?

    So far, the best suggestion I've come up with is a few nice, scented candles from Illuminations at Ala Moana. Anyone got something better?

    Thanks in advance. You rock. Yes, you do.
    One dozen manapua from Chinatown! Dey no moa good kine manapua on Kaua'i!

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    Default Re: Omiyage Ideas

    Or on the Big Island!!!

    When going to the Big ISland from Honolulu, bring a lot of Dim Sum from Libby's, Napples from Zippy's (we can get the chili at Taco Bell now), and one 48-pack Kirkland AA Batteries from Costco.

    From Maui: Gotta get Mochi from Home Made cuz the attitude of the son at Shishido's is no good. And no forget Guri Guri sherbet.

    From Kauai: What do you bring from there? The rock cookies...well the name says it all, no thanks.

    Molokai: The sweetbread

    Lanai: I dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe
    Or on the Big Island!!!
    From Maui: Gotta get Mochi from Home Made cuz the attitude of the son at Shishido's is no good. And no forget Guri Guri sherbet.

    From Kauai: What do you bring from there? The rock cookies...well the name says it all, no thanks.

    Molokai: The sweetbread.
    Eh Craig, no moa Shishido Manju anymore! Dey wen close up last year. HomeMaid Bakery also makes good kine manju (coconut, peach, pineapple, etc). Da guri guri (pineapple is my favorite) from Tasaka's. Sam Sato Store's turnovers and dry mein. Cream puffs and malasadas (filled with guava or lilikoi filling) from Komoda Bakery. Krispy Kremes (as long as there is only one KK outlet in da state).

    Kaua'i: Get onolicious kine guava products from Guava Kai and Kaua'i Coffee supposed to be even better den Kona.

    Moloka'i: Da sweetbread and longjohns from Kanemitsu Bakery!

    Miulang

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    Default Re: Omiyage Ideas

    I think the idea was that scrivener was going to leave the omiyage in the cabin when he left. So perishable foods would probably be a Bad Idea.

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    K'den. How about a gift certificate from one of da really nice restaurants on Kaua'i? We had da most onolicious meal at A Pacific Cafe. Really a nice (and pricey) place on the Coconut Coast. Gaylord's is good too (a little less expensive) and Coconuts has excellent food, especially their breakfasts. All 3 of these are located on the Coconut Coast, so it's close to Lihue.

    Miulang

    Here's the link to A Pacific Cafe: You might be able to purchase a gift certificate online from them. http://www.apacificcafe.com/index.html
    Last edited by Miulang; November 24th, 2004 at 08:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Omiyage Ideas

    Thanks for all the good suggestions, but thanks to Glen for understanding what I'm asking. Yes, I'd like to leave it in the cabin as a thank-you, since my friends and I are staying for free. It would be cool, too, if it would be something that makes the cabin nicer or better or is at least something useful in the cabin.
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    Default Re: Omiyage Ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by scrivener
    Thanks for all the good suggestions, but thanks to Glen for understanding what I'm asking. Yes, I'd like to leave it in the cabin as a thank-you, since my friends and I are staying for free. It would be cool, too, if it would be something that makes the cabin nicer or better or is at least something useful in the cabin.
    Then I would suggest that you get something on Kauai once you get to the cabin. And if you need to buy utensils or cooking tools, etc. while you're there, then just leave those as omiyage.

    Miulang

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    https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/0...ough-pandemic/

    Memba bringing back mochi as omiyage to the neighbor island on Aloha Airlines.

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