Understanding how flavors come together to define different regions and their cuisine inspire our team to try new things and think outside the box. We have been to many exciting destinations in our free time across the country, from the Hawaiian Islands all the way to the Carolinas. This travel series will look back at some of our favorite dishes from sea to shining sea as we reminisce on our travels. We can’t wait to get back on the road!

Our journey begins with “Aloha” on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with our Marketing Manager, Jess. On Kauai, Jess enjoyed plenty of fish in tacos, poke, and sushi. One of her favorite meals was Shrimp Ceviche Tostada, a bright, simple, and fresh South American staple with a native Hawaiian twist. Citrusy shrimp, fresh salsas, sliced avocado, and crunchy tostada gives this colorful dish plenty of character, mirroring the warm island sunsets and vibrant ocean reefs of this tropical state.

Lifespice’s Customer Service Manager, Marcy, also enjoyed international dishes with Hawaiian flair during her visit to Maui, when she enjoyed a curry dish from Mama’s Fish House in Paia. The Panang Curry with Ahi, Uku, and Kanpachi features local fish with flavors of toasted coconut, banana, and mango that transports this Thai curry to the Hawaiian Islands.

A trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without devouring a poke bowl, and our Supply Chain Manager, Catherine, claims Ahi Assassins in Honolulu is home to the best Spicy Tuna poke she has ever had. In addition to this quick and colorful Hawaiian staple, she enjoyed her fair share of macadamia nuts. Coffee with macadamia milk and macadamia ice cream paired with additional nuts and fruit are a few ways Catherine enjoyed all this buttery-sweet nut has to offer.

Poke, ceviche and macadamia nut creations are only a taste of what the Hawaiian Islands bring to American cuisine. Reflecting on our tropical travels have us longing for the days when we can get back on the road to discover more of what this flavorful country holds. In our next blog, we take a trip across the Pacific back to mainland USA to explore some hometown treasures and regional flavors that are LifeSpice favorites.