Have I made those? No, I’ve never made sushi myself, and I doubt that I’ll ever attempt it. But, we love sushi, and it would be crazy not to enjoy it here, in this Hawaiian paradise. Yes, we are in Hawaii, the North Shore of Oahu… We love this place so much! With all due respect to Honolulu and Waikiki, nothing beats the aura of the North Shore. No shopping centers, no fancy restaurants, no movie theaters, just the ocean, the white sandy beaches, the waves that can catch you by surprise and throw you around like a puppet… And the seafood, as fresh as you can dream it!
We had dinner at a small sushi place in Hale’iwa, called Banzai Sushi Bar. Clockwise from top left you see a Bowl’s Roll (a California roll topped with shrimp and avocado), a Hawaiian roll (coconut shrimp in the center, macadamia nuts, mango and eel sauce on top), Bowls roll revisited, and the ahi tuna sashimi.
We are lucky enough to be very close to what we are told is “one of the best kept secrets in the North Shore”: a beach with no obvious entrance from the road. Apparently only folks living here know about it. From a bike path, you can see a small dirt path, that seems to lead nowhere…. But as you approach the end, big surprise…. a beach, almost deserted, particularly considering these pictures were taken on a Saturday morning!
I share with you a few photos, they can all be enlarged by clicking on them.
(clique e amplie!)
Look to your left….
Look to your right….
Look ahead into the ocean….
Some shots around a nice running route…