My first Jack in the box meal

I was reminded by a friend today that Jack in the box is best known to microbiologists because of an outbreak of Escherichia coli infection caused by the O157:H7 strain in 1993 which infected 732 people. I’ll let you know if I feel crook.

We started with a quick breakfast at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Honolulu. I had a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese. It was pretty nice. 

Smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese
Smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese

We left Honolulu today with this view from the Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel. It looked cloudy but it was a beautiful day. #warmandmoist 

Morning view from Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel on Friday morning.
Morning view from Aqua Waikiki Wave hotel on Friday morning.

After picking up a Hertz rental car (Chevrolet Impala—please don’t tell my Holden loving friends that we were forced to drive a General Motors heap with a 3.6 L V6 which I assume is used in commodes back home) we drove up the scenic east coast of Oahu. It was a beautiful drive punctuated with great spots to stop and take in the view.

The view from Diamond Head beach park
The view from Diamond Head beach park
The view from the Hãlona Cove Blowhole lookout
The view from the Hãlona Cove Blowhole lookout
The view from the Hãlona Cove Blowhole lookout
The view from the Hãlona Cove Blowhole lookout

For lunch we stopped in at Waimãnalo and ate at a Jack in the Box. I had a Jack’s spicy chicken sandwich and some delicious stuffed jalapeño peppers. Despite bad history with Escherichia coli I was pretty happy with my meal. The staff were really very friendly.

Jack in the box Jack's spicy chicken burger
Jack in the box Jack’s spicy chicken burger
Jack in the box Stuffed jalapeño peppers
Jack in the box Stuffed jalapeño peppers

We kept driving north and stopped at the Foodland in Lã’ie for supplies. You can tell what I aimed for.

I found spam
I found spam

I periscoped this short movie clip. I’m sorry about the poor quality. I was so excited to see so much spam and corned beef. Did you see the size of the can of corned beef. 

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I did buy some spam. I leave it as a surprise what flavours I bought. I only got two cans.

I love how white these eggs are
I love how white these eggs are
If you love eggs like I do I reckon 18 eggs in a carton is brilliant. Gee I love America.
If you love eggs like I do I reckon 18 eggs in a carton is brilliant. Gee I love America.
Look at all the Processed cheese!
Look at all the Processed cheese!
Yay for Plastic bags. hawaii is not a nanny state like the Australian Capital Territory.  Plastic shopping bags are so useful and can be used multiple times.
Yay for Plastic bags. hawaii is not a nanny state like the Australian Capital Territory. Plastic shopping bags are so useful and can be used multiple times.
I nearly bought this Spam T-shirt. I may go back and buy it.
I nearly bought this Spam T-shirt. I may go back and buy it.

After we settled in to our condominium we went for dinner at Kahuku Grill in Kahuku. This place was really good. It was laid back and the staff were extra friendly. The meals weren’t too big and definitely not too small. I had a delicious “Deep bleu” burger with extra pineapple. The beef was juicy and tender, the cheese had a great tang to it. I love pineapple on a burger. The only thing that would make it fair dinkum would be some beetroot and a fried egg. 

The only negative was the lack of lighting. I had to turn the ISO up to 128,000 and shoot wide open at f/2. I kept the shutter speed at 1/40 seconds. It’s a grainy and blurry and the depth of field is way too narrow. Trust me when I say it looked really good and tasted even better 

The Deep Bleu ay Kahuku Grill, Kahuku Oahu with added pineapple.
The Deep Bleu ay Kahuku Grill, Kahuku Oahu with added pineapple.

Have you eaten Jack in the box? Do you like stuffed jalapeño peppers?

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