CHEF SAMBRANO Food Articles Video Recipes




Thursday, April 4, 2013

Maui- Filipino Foods RVN Deli Lahaina

Local foods...this blog is geared towards local style eats here in Hawaii. From here on out, it's about the grinez, the good foods, comforting, savory, ethnic, just plain good you can smell it and taste kine. A ha. 

Filipino foods are rocking in Hawaii, visitors are finding out how delicious foods inspired from the Philippines can be, simply because when you are talking Filipino foods, you are talking foods that can be salty, sour, sweet, umami, steamed, braised, fried, baked, roasted, grilled, and just goooood!

If you come to Lahaina, Maui and want to get some good Filipino food, and how do you know if it's good? Well once you park the car and step out, you can smell the pork adobo simmering, you can smell the soups, the garlic, ginger, fish sauce... it all comes together in an exotic concert of excellent eats.

Noodles, Filipinos noodles are something like the Chinese, utilizing egg noodles, wheat noodles, rice noodles, in soups, salads, or in stir fries. Pancit (Pahn sit), is a chow mein like dish with veggies, spices and herbs, and choices of seafood, poultry, pork or beef. I find my culture to be privy to pork and seafoods.

One such eatery you need to check out is R.V.N. Deli Kitchen & Catering Services at 840 Wainee St. Phone 808-661-0044. Owned by Roger & Vangie Navarro. Hours are Sun-Sat 7:00A to 8P. If you see the Chevron station on Hwy. 30, turn either left or right depending where you are at on Papaulua St. and turn left on Wainee at the corner you'll see Mc Donald's, and then left in the Lahaina Square Shopping Center, head directly to the end of the lot and it's tucked underneath the two story section.

On the menu the prices are totally reasonable, Plate Lunches range from 5.95 for 1 choice entree, to 6.95 for 2 entrees, and 7.95 for 3 choice.

Egg rolls are a hot item, they even got prime rib, and dessert the fruity with ice Halo Halo for 3.95

Korean Kalbi Ribs 9.99

Baby Back Ribs 13.95

Shrimp w/ Veggies 12.95

Ham & Cheese Melt 6.75

BLT 6.95

Spaghetti w/ Meatballs 8.99


Egg Omelets 9.95

Hawaiian Style French Toast 7.50

Eggs, Bacon or Sausage 7.99

Buttermilk Pancakes 7.45


Teriyaki Chicken 8.50

Chicken Katsu 8.25

Panko Fried Mahi Mahi 10.99

Beef Broccoli 9.99

Shrimp Tempura 12.99

Hamburger Steak 7.75

And in the hot hotel pans, the true Filipino favorite can be found hot and juicy and ready to go with some hot rice. Of course, the one entree that everyone craves... it's the Pork Adobo.

So my friends, try R.V.N. Deli Kitchen & Catering.