Saturdays on Oahu means KCC Farmers’ Market for my cousins so naturally we tagged along. They usually go every Saturday to get vegetables and fruit for the next week. KCC Farmers’ Market, which is held from 7:30am to 11:00am every Saturday at the Kapiolani Community College, has some of the most delicious cooked foods I have ever seen. You can easily fill yourself up from just eating from a few stands alone!
We ended up arriving around 8:15am instead of the 7:30am we had originally planned. Since we were late, we made a straight line towards the abalone stand, Kona Abalone. They sell fresh, BBQed abalone by orders – one order (two abalone) for $6.00, two orders (four abalone) for $12.00 and three orders (six abalone) for $18.00. We ended up getting six orders of abalone (12) for $36.00. This is considered fairly cheap. The abalone was so good! It was chewy and tasted super fresh! You get a variety of sauces to go with them – I opted for the spray-on butter.
After the abalone, we walked around and stumbled upon Otsuji Farms, which serves fresh kale juice and tiny plates. We opted for the Sushi Sliders, which are tempura kale chips with spicy mayo and ahi tuna. This was a nice little snack – the kale chips were very crispy! I would’ve liked a little bit more tuna but for $6.00 for 5 pieces, I thought it was a pretty good deal.
After some more walking around, we hit North Shore Farms LLC, which is famous for their Pesto Pizza with Waialua grown Big Wave tomatoes and hand-stretched mozzarella cheese. The pizza is pretty much premade and then grilled on site. The pesto made a great sauce and the entire slice just tasted very fresh.
There are a lot more vendors at KCC Farmers’ Market – there are breakfast foods, a Vietnamese food stand, desserts, and lots of fresh veggies and fruits. You can literally spend hours walking around and sampling all the goodies. If you’re in the area on a Saturday, stop by and try something out!