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Five Must Try AAPI Inspired Foodie Spots, USA.

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The month of may we celebrate our fellow neighbors around the world, how they have shared their remarkable heritages and traditions, such as unique style cooking that is found all over the world today I’ll be sharing five must try Asian and Pacific Islander foodie spots with you.

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1. Heavenly Island Lifestyle.

Heavenly Island Lifestyle, Is located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In Hawaii, they are huge on growing and sharing locally grown produce in the community. So, you will find numerous restaurants that provide food free from any harmful pesticides. Here at Heavenly Island Lifestyle, they are serving up all your Hawaiian favorites with a little flare.

  • Loco Moco - Organic Beef alongside fresh vegetables like carrots, and green beans, topped with a ginger soy glaze.
  • Local Eggs Benedict-Choice of Crispy Pork Belly or Kahlua Pork Topped with a perfectly cooked runny egg.
  • Hawaiian Pho.
  • Avocado Toast.
  • Crispy Chicken Wings.

2. Dochi Donut. Located In Orlando, Florida.

Now, these donuts aren’t your everyday donuts, these are Japanese mochi donuts. You might say, what is a mochi donut? It is soft, chewy, and airy made between Japanese rice cake (aka mochi) and classic American fried donut. These donuts have their very own unique bubble ring shape, which makes them easy to tear, pop and melt into your mouth. Each week they feature new and exciting flavors, so be sure to follow Dochi Florida on social media to stay up to date on when the new flavors drop. A fun place to come for breakfast or afternoon snacks with friends or family. A must-try on your visit to Orlando.

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3. Marugame Udon.

Marugame Udon features two locations where you can dine and enjoy, one in California and one found on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Marugame Udon provides handcrafted udon bowls, tempura, and better, yet you can even get a front-row seat to them making it right in front of you while your stomach growls waiting in line. It was truly a wonderful experience to see all the noodles being handcrafted, it made eating here such a memorable experience that kept us coming back for more. Hands down, you won’t find any better PHO on the island but here.

A few recommendations.

  • Curry Nikutama, There best seller which is server with seasoned sweet beef, soft egg in a curry sauce.
  • Beef, Made-to-order Udon noodles served with sweet and savory beef in their signature Kake soup.
  • Curry. Their signature made-to-order Sanuki Udon noodles served with their savory beef curry broth.
  • Don’t forget to load up on there extra crispy tempura.
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4. Sushiology

A family-owned sushi restaurant located in Orlando, Florida serving up the most delicious sushi you will ever find in Orlando, Florida. Each roll is made to order, made with fresh ingredients. The service is fantastic and always willing to make suggestions and recommendations. If you’re not a huge sushi fan, you definitely will be after eating here. The atmosphere here is laid back and cozy, great for dates or to enjoy sushi with friends.

A few handmade rolls I recommend trying are there.

  • Salmon CC Roll.
  • Dragon Roll.
  • Spicy Krab Roll.
  • Mexican Roll.
  • Yum Yum Roll.
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5. Matcha Café.

You can find Matcha Café Located in downtown Orlando. Serving authentic Japanese matcha drinks and desserts, made with only premium ceremonial grade matcha from Kyoto, Japan. The service here is super friendly, they offer samples to taste of any soft serve. Be sure to asked about their monthly flavor! Walking in, the decor made you feel welcomed enough to find a cozy corner, grab a cone and a good book to read, with a splash of plant decor that made the whole place feel so calming and welcoming..

A few treats I recommend trying are.

  • Matcha and vanilla swirl cone.
  • Ube Cone.
  • Boba Sundae.
  • Matcha Latte.
  • Taiyaki.
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I hope you enjoyed getting to know these wonderful Asian and Pacific Islander Foodie Spots. To celebrate all month long, I recommend getting out in your community to love and support the people who are making impacts locally right in your neighborhood. You never know what you might discover. Remember to hit follow to stay updated with the latest food and travel tips and recommendations, so you don’t miss a beat. Until time, much love.

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Namast’ay, Eating and Traveling The World. After working in the hospitality industry for a decade, I have transformed my knowledge into sharing inspiring local communities' stories alongside food guides, travel tips, and recommendations. Follow along to stay up to date. Much Love.

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