Categories: 5-Star Yummies, Cupcakes, Reviews, Sightseeing / Travel

Waterfront Plaza & more cupcakes

Here’s the map of us zigzagging our way around Honolulu on Sightseeing Day #2…

Chip and I hopped on a bus from our hotel to the Waterfront Plaza, also known as “Restaurant Row”. There were a number of restaurants to choose from, but knowing my sweetums hadn’t eaten Thai food in awhile (he loves spicy food!), I suggested we try this one…

Chip ordered Chicken Pad Thai (medium spiciness)

Pad Thai with fish (mild spiciness ’cause I’m a wuss)
‘Twas a li’l greasy, but soooooooo good…even Chip thought I had the better meal

I knew we had full days touring Oahu, and had mapped out the 3 most popular cupcake stores in downtown Honolulu (we had popped-in Cake Couture the day before) as a “If we have time to sneak this bakery into our schedule”. It just so happens one of the cupcakeries had a branch in Restaurant Row. Yippee!

Our yummy picks…

The spices in this cupcake rocked
From their website–“features diced Fuji apples, diced walnuts, shredded carrots, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Topped with signature cream cheese frosting!”

My favorite! I wish I had brought home a dozen of these! Anyone wanna send me some? Please?
“Tart, refreshing, and not too sweet, this cupcake is a favorite among discriminating cake lovers out there.”

Another one of their popular flavors

Our cupcake line-up

It was early enough in the afternoon to go inside this building (the doors were already locked the day before)…

Territorial Office Building and a glimpse of the dome
(photos from this post)

We finally got to see the beautiful stained-glass dome right above the lobby (mentioned on this website)…

The Code of Arms and Hawaii’s state motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono”
Translation: “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”

Our next stop was the 3rd (& last) cupcakery on our list. I just loooove the plants in Hawaii, so when I spotted this waterfall landscaping near the intersection of South King Street and Fort Street Mall (right in front of Macy’s and Ross Dress for Less), I stopped in my tracks to snap this shot…

Walking along Fort Street Mall, we passed by the Hawaii Pacific University and lots of eateries, before reaching our final destination…

Clockwise from top left: Store sign; Vanilla Bean, Snickerdoodle, and Guava Cupcakes

Cupcake menu board

Our goodies

We took a bus back to our hotel…

Lobby sitting area inside Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel
I don’t recall the sliding doors ever being closed, but then again, there’s no real reason why they should be…

…The tropical air in Hawaii is so dang nice! For several nights, we left the sliding door of our hotel room balcony open.

Later that evening, we met up with friends and had dinner here…

Roy’s Restaurant
Their specialty is Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

I ordered salmon, while Chip feasted on Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Island Fish. The main entrées were excellent, just wish we could’ve chosen the accompanying side dishes.

My next post will be the world-famous Waikiki Beach, then a dessert recipe.

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