Waikiki is a district of the city of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It is one of the most naturally splendid beaches in the world. The waves are the most perfect ever for learning to surf, because they come very regularly, are mellow, and break for a very long distance. This is a magical place, with the views of diamond head beach so beautiful and clean. The water is warm and welcoming with many shops right nearby. Oahu is always beautiful, friendly and clean, and everywhere you look, it feels like heaven. Just walking and watching people, and enjoying a meal along the white sand beach in Waikiki is heaven.
If you like to be around great restaurants, shops, lots of people, and see a lot of excitement, then this is the place for you. Take surf lessons and rent boards right here on the beach. You can walk around Waikiki by foot, bike, or even rent a moped. Here you can learn how to strum a ukulele, dance the hula, or engage in one of the many water sports. There is no need to leave the beach area once you arrive here.
Waikiki is very Asian, so be prepared for east meets west with some of the best cuisine in the world. In fact, Waikiki has the best food in all of Hawaii, and you can prepare this appetizing Waikiki dish in your own home.
- 4 vegetarian burgers ground in food processor or a package of meatless ground burger crumbles
- 1/2 cup of cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup of tofu, mashed
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon of milk or soy milk
- 2 tablespooons of cornstarch
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1 can (about 13 ounces) of pineapple chunks, drained, reserve syrup
- 1/3 cup of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1/3 cup of chopped green pepper
- non stick vegetable cooking spray
- 4 cups of cooked rice (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground vegetarian burgers, cracker crumbs, onion, tofu, ginger, and milk.
- Using a tablespoon, shape the the mixture into 1 inch balls.
- Coat a large fry pan with the non stick vegetable cooking spray, and cook meatballs over medium heat, turning occasionally until done.
- Remove meatballs from fry pan and set aside.
- Mix the cornstarch and maple syrup in the same fry pan. Then stir in the pineapple syrup, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
- Let the mixture come to a boil and stir for 1 minute.
- Lower the heat to medium, and add the meatballs, pineapple, green pepper, and cook until heated.
- Serve the Waikiki vegetarian meatballs over a bed of cooked rice (optional).