Hawaii will always be a place of relaxation and happiness for me. Every time I visit the islands, I never want to come back home. There’s something about the serene blue ocean, white sands, warm sunny days and friendliness that embodies the word Aloha. I’m also a big fan of the different types of food available in Hawaii – there’s traditional, fusion and Japanese food that you can’t just find anywhere else (or the same taste at least).

When I heard of Hanai Family Table, I was excited to see a truly Hawaiian experience finally come up here in Vancouver. Born and raised in Oahu, Tess and Tom have brought their favourites growing up to the Vancouver scene.

hanai family table

Currently, they offer three items on their menu: Fried Okinawan Sweet Potato Mochi, Spam Musubi and Vegan Spam Musubi, but they are in the process of expanding their menu.

I ordered the Fried Okinawan Sweet Potato Mochi (12 pack – $16) and Spam Musubi (4 pack – $17).

hanai family table poi mochi

The Fried Okinawan Sweet Potato Mochi (Poi Mochi) is deliciously indulgent. It’s highly crispy on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside. The sweet potato flavour is enhanced with coconut milk.

hanai family table poi mochi

This entire box was demolished by me (and maybe a couple pieces for Brian) – very ‘Ono!

hanai family table spam musubi

The Spam Musubi is a staple you’ll find in corner stores throughout Hawaii – but this is no ordinary musubi. This one’s packed with flavour and beautifully created. Each slice of spam has a shoyu ginger glaze sitting a top rice mixed with furikake and wrapped in crunchy nori. The salty notes from the spam is balanced with the delicious glaze and furikake making it the best Spam Musubi I’ve ever had!

Hanai Family Table delivers straight to your door, or you may pick up at the industrial kitchen they work out from or meet them at your local farmer’s market. You can order online on their website: https://www.hanaifamilytable.com/

I cannot wait to see what else they have in store for us,in the mean time I’ll be placing more orders whenever I miss the sunshine (which is always!).

Food: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Value: 5/5

Ambiance: n/a