Canoehouse Kit Kat Bar

The Canoehouse Kit Kay bar is perhaps the best deserts on the Big Island. Crunchy cookies filled with peanut butter and chocolate. Drizzled with a dark rich chocolate and topped with chopped peanuts. Accompanied by a paper thin round cookie that is covered in a deep dark chocolate and a lovely fresh strawberry.  But why talk about fruit when you can focus on chocolate!!

Canoehouse Coastal Trio

Chef Allan Hess of Canoehouse’s new menu offers a delightful trio of Big Island fish.

The octopus was deliciously tender. The ahi and hamachi melt in the mouth. The

pickled cucumber a burst of freshness. These are some of the best bites of Hawaii fish.

Canoehouse “Pipi”

By far this is the best steak I have ever eaten. For “foodie” reference I am putting it up against the perfect 1″ square bite of Kobe beef I enjoyed at Yoyokaku Ryokan in Kyushu Japan.

It  was tender, melt in the mouth goodness topped with shiso and garlic. If you are like me & rarely eat meat – this is the steak and this is the time. Amazingly it was as good cold sliced for breakfast as it was served hot at the table. BRAVO.

Canoehouse Lobster Cake

Chef Allan Hess of Canoehouse offers a stunning Kona lobster cake sitting on a bed of delcious ho’i’o kimchee salade. I was surprised and delighted to bite into substantial chunks of lobster.

The presentation was visually artistic and the taste was a perfect balance of richness, crisp kimchee salad and a touch of heat.