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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TAKAMIYA MARKET WAILUKU MAUI

Takamiya Market in Happy Valley, Maui is one of the last mom and pop businesses in the state. If you want local, then this is the place for you to visit. The surrounding neighborhood that is mostly low to moderate income dwellers makes this stop their only one. And for others that live miles away, stopping by for a bento lunch, poke, fresh cut beef, fish, vegetables and fruits and other small grocery items is mainly a treat.

On this day blogging food establishments, this was a must go to spot. I remember stopping by here for turkey tails that was roasted, that's right... ass folks. It was killer days back then. We'd play golf at the nearby Waiehu Municipal Golf Course and stop by for coffee, soda and fried chicken and musubi. If you ever want to make beef stew, get the meat here. Shanks, oxtails, this is the market to get it, and this is truly supporting local. They have catering with Dani's in house. Over the years Takamiya Market still serves Maui, and that's beautiful, so beautiful... it's like family. I walked in to eat some kalua pork, and the aunties there were friendly to the max!

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The meat section is supreme, steaks, stew meat, short ribs, ground beef too
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The hot bentos are awaiting you hungry folks
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From fish, pork, and many different cuts of meat
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The poke section is no ka oi
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Save time, take home ready made marinades 
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Get your grill hot, and just stop by and get your goodies
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All the local faves
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Takamiya Market is old school, something like I was in a Twilight Zone moment. It just brings back memories of "small kid" time... or when I was a kid. And the atmosphere hasn't changed that much, just the mellow vibe from employees and the customers, it really is a jewel. I hope and pray this place stays open well after I leave this earth. What a shop it is simple, friendly...and that's what worked long ago, and still works today.

                
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