This post serves as a simple thank you to Mike Phillips, owner of Coconut’s Fish Cafe. Today we found ourselves way past lunchtime with no food in our bellies. We drove aimlessly down South Kihei Road, trying to make our sugar-deprived brains work well enough to find a place to have lunch.
(When our collective blood sugar is low, it’s a bad scene at our house.)
As we came up to Azeka Mauka, James made a quick turn and yelled “Coconuts!” as if he were Sherlock Holmes solving a big murder mystery. I sighed. Another fish sandwich. We just ate at Eskimo Candy last week, and I was still not quite over the flabby meal.
“You remember how much we like this place,” Jim said. “All is well.”
As usual, he was right. We went inside, were greeted by Mike who took our order quickly and brought our sandwiches out minutes later.
I’ll start with the fries, because I started the meal with a fry:
Crisp, brown, and slightly seasoned. Perfect.
The ono burger:
Grilled perfectly. Flaky. Tender. The slaw is made with coconut milk (oh, how we love it) and it spilled all over my hands as I picked up the sesame-seed-bunned fish and crammed my mouth around its bulk. So creamy, delicious, sweet, but tangy.
The ono burger with wasabi:
Perfect grill, and a wasabi hit sweetened up by coconut milk (see the theme?) – just a flare into the sinuses, not too much. Smooth.
Me thinking better now, me able to write again. Me thank the man with the fish sandwich. Me like that me can have fish sandwich in Kihei as good as in Paia at Paia Fish Market.