Hawaii’s Plantation Village spotlights the daily lives of immigrants who came to work on Island sugar plantations.
During this stop, you’ll try Filipino dishes from Elena’s food truck, including pork adobo fried rice omelet.
A bonus on Mondays is the buffet of sushi, bread pudding, crispy wonton skins and sweet potato leaf salad that Village guide Esperanza Garcia makes to share with visitors.
Other highlights: a truck known for its fresh, hot malassadas (Portuguese doughnuts) and a down-home, family-run restaurant that serves ono (delicious) poi, laulau, lomi salmon and fried rice.
Lanai Tabura, your genial guide, wears several hats, among them actor, comedian, radio DJ, travel agency honcho and member of the Aloha Plate team that won the Food Network’s “Great American Food Truck Race” competition in 2013.