siasteph My Escents girls + @shawnak99! So nice seeing you @c_bear_0713! See you when I'm in Montreal this weekend!!! Au revoir! #reunion #girlsnight #sundaze #wine #yaletown #escents 2d

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siasteph The last dinner for a while until I get better. Creamy mentaiko udon and spicy tuna onigiri with Inniskillin merlot. #japanese #onigiri #udon #mentaiko #wine #winewednesday #weeknightdinner 7d

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siasteph Sunday night family meal: Thai edition. Vegetarian pad thai, eggplant pad gra pao, lemongrass and coconut milk Sawmill Bay mussels, red Thai chicken curry with coconut jasmine rice, and carrot, cucumber, mung bean sprout salad with fish sauce, sesame and tahini dressing. Not pictured: mango pudding and matcha panna cotta. #dinner #sundaydinner #family #housewarming #thai #homemade #glutenfree #spicy #hothothot 1w

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siasteph New custom-made bowls. Thanks @anjmag!!! #bowls #ceramics #udon #noodles #japanese #custom 1w
  •   melujuice have a good day :) 1w
  •   siasteph @melujuice hope you have good day too! Need to pop in and get your delicious strawberry nut milk!!! 1w

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siasteph I can never post enough Hawaii pictures... Happy Earth Day!!! #SIAinKona #hawaii #earthday #beach #sand #earth #nature #kona #rocks 2w

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siasteph You don't know how many times I was asked before, during and after my trip, who I was going to Hawaii with. As if it's abnormal to travel by yourself nowadays, seriously!!! I went alone with no expectations. On my first day in Hawaii, I met @lamellymel92 at a local cafe. Such a cool chick - and the best type of person I could meet during my travels. Hope you have a safe flight back home to Chicago today!!! #SIAinKona #hawaii #solotravel #friendsfromafar #kona #foodies #adventure #wanderlust #kona 2w

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siasteph I'm not a coffee drinker but I just had to try Kona coffee to see what the fuss was all about. It's pretty light and a bit acidic. I visited Greenwell Farms which is the largest coffee farm in Kona, originating in the 1850s. The lady who started the farm suddenly had the urge to grow coffee when she was 70! How cool is that?! #SIAinKona #kona #coffee #konacoffee #hawaii #greenwellfarms #vacation 2w

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siasteph As if loco mocos couldn't get any better... Why have just the burger patty when you can have chicken katsu AND corned beef patties swimming in that thick gravy?!? Triple meat for an extra $2? Yes please! #SIAinKona #locomoco #katsu #meat #meatsweats #hawaii #kona #ono #grindz 2w

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siasteph You can't tell from the picture here, but it was so windy when I went to Green Sands Beach that I was completely covered in dust and sand!!! My white outfit actually had a gross rusty tinge to it and when I washed my hair yesterday, the water was like reddish brown. Grosssss!!! So worth it though! #SIAinKona #kona #southpoint #greensands #hawaii #beach #bay #islandlife #vacation 2w

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siasteph On the way to Green Sands, we had the option of either hiking 1hr each way to the beach or taking a shuttle. By shuttle, I mean 10 year olds driving pick up trucks along the bumpiest road ever over 20min! I'm surprised we survived? Happy to say we made the right choice!!! #SIAinKona #greensands #southpoint #roadtrip #hawaii #isthislegal #isthissafe #onlyliveonce 2w

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siasteph The sky can't get prettier than this. Oh, wait maybe it did. Did some hardcore stargazing in the freezing cold (no seriously, it was literally freezing temperatures) but it was definitely like it! Got to see major indentations on the moon and striations on Jupiter. #SIAinKona #maunakea #sunset #hawaii #stargazing #vacation #beautiful #breathtaking #nofilter 2w
  •   siasteph @mronomoto oh I'm familiar with that term!!! Maybe!!! A lot of people kept thinking I was :p 2w
  •   mronomoto Lol @siasteph Its because you're Asian! Haha. How about this phrase, "A hui hou"? It means "Until we meet again" Getting more and more local! 🏻 2w
  •   siasteph @mronomoto I'll let you know if I ever go to Oahu! Let me know if you're ever in Vancouver!! 2w
  •   mronomoto @siasteph Will do! I've always wanted to try Canada!🏻 2w

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siasteph Slap an egg on it and call it breakfast. Drove to the other side of the island to Hilo to try out Ken's House of Pancakes. Ironically, I'm not really a pancake person so I opted to try their oxtail stew. Rich, spicy and meaty. And as always, two scoops rice and tuna mac salad. Btw, never get brown rice in Hawaii. It's just...wrong. 🐃 #SIAinKona #kona #hilo #kenshouseofpancakes #diner #hawaii #meat #oxtail #vacation #ono #grindz 2w

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siasteph Probably the second tastiest thing I ate during my trip: pork laulau, poi and lomi lomi. Laulau is pork mixed with butterfish, wrapped in taro leaves and steamed. Poi is a traditional Hawaiian side dish consisting of puréed taro. Lomi lomi is like a salmon salsa? So good. Found this mother-daughter gem of a restaurant on the side of the Mamalahoa Hwy. #SIAinKona #kona #laulau #hawaii #ono #grindz #holeinthewall #captaincook 2w

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siasteph Went to one of three green sand beaches in the world! The beach wasn't very green to my disappointment but I was definitely more fascinated by the beautiful natural rock formations surrounding the beach. Gorgeous! #SIAinKona #kona #greensands #hawaii #rocks #geology #beach #vacation 2w

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siasteph Saving the best for last... Drove so damn long to get the best poke on the island. This was absolutely the fucking bomb. All fresh ahi tuna, flavours being: dynamite avocado, shack special with honey and miso, wasabi, and pela's kiss (spicy) with wakame, spicy rayu clams and furikake rice. Oh em gee. #SIAinKona #kona #poke #captaincook #fresh #seafood #hawaii #islandlife #vacation #iateitall #nofilter 2w

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siasteph Can't believe it's already my final day in Hawaii! The plan is to check out the last third of the island that I haven't seen yet...and eat everything in sight! Still so many things to try/see! #SIAinKona #kona #hawaii #hilo #onomeabay #beach #vacation #adventure #solotravel #roadtrip #weekendgetaway 2w

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siasteph I guess I should stop adventuring for a change and actually use my hotel's amenities... It IS a vacation after all. #SIAinKona #kona #konabeachhotel #marriott #kailuakona #kailua #hawaii #pool #vacation #treatyoself #poolside #nightswim 2w

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siasteph There's no filter that can make any of this look appetizing (except for maybe the cheesecake). Pictured here is kava which is an old Hawaiian root that has been pulverized into a powder and mixed with water or juice. It's a brain stimulant and muscle relaxant. Made my tongue tingle! Also tried squid luau which is taro leaves, coconut milk and squid that's been simmered together. So tasty! And let's not forget that lilikoi cheesecake... #SIAinKona #kona #kailua #aliidrive #kanakakava #kava #hawaii #ieatweirdshit 2w

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