Here's the omiyage I brought back from Maui. Goat cheese: Top: O Sole Mio (sun-dried tomatoes), Middle: Ole! (jalepeno, artichoke, cilantro, lime juice), Udderly Delicious (plain), Bottom: Brick (aged in wax), Ivory Coast (fresh-cracked black Telligerry peppercorns), Garden Fantasia (fresh garden herbs)
I got this natto from Ah Fooks' Supermarket in lieu of manju . . . and guess what! My brother said it's the best natto he ever ate in his whole life!! Whoot! Whoot! (or whatever cool thing young people say nowadays). Try googling "hama natto" (浜納豆). It's seems to be a different variety of natto, supposedly more miso-y and not as sticky as regular natto. Some pictures show it to be very dark and dry looking. So interesting. I'm wondering now if the Chinese black beans is a form of dried natto. Might be, yah?
I got this from Ah Fook's too. It was the last one. I gave this also to my brother. Don't tell him, but before giving it to him I carefully opened it up and cut a slice off one end to taste. I like Kauai kulolo better.
This was from Home Maid Bakery. It was good if you thought "brownie" instead of "mochi" while eating it.
Wish I coulda brought back some guri guri. Guess I gotta learn how to make my own.