Big Island, Hawaii Day 2 | Ken's | Hilo Lunch Shop | Volcanoes National Park | Le Umu Samoan Food

On day 2 of our Big Island trip, we visit Ken’s House of Pancakes, the Pana’ewa Zoo, The Hilo Lunch Shop, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Le Umu Samoan Food to name a few. Come along and join our journey!

Ken’s House of Pancakes
1730 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8711

Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo
800 Stainback Highway
Hilo, HI 96720

Hilo Lunch Shop
421 Kalanikoa Street # 101
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8273

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
(808) 985-6000

Punalu’u Bake Shop
Naalehu, HI 96772
(866) 366-3501

Le Umu Samoan Food
16-586 Old Volcano Road
Keaau, HI 96749
(808) 772-2406

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  1. I have a suggestion for those who visit Hilo and want to take something home for friends and family. Stop by KTA, they have an isle filled with locally made treats. A large selection to choose from (Coffee, sweet bread, cookies, and more)

  2. Loved this video was relaxing to watch the scenery as you drove, or walked through the zoo, park, and cities! I really want to try Hilo Lunch Shop Korean chicken! Love okazuya and never heard of that place, until this video.

  3. you should try asamis downtown.. better than hilo lunch shop and cheap too!! also try two ladies kitchen!! they are the best mochi shop and have strawberry azuki bean stuffed mochi and strawberry shortcake stuffed mochi!!

  4. We were there two weeks ago. At Kilauea, you went to the north side of the rim like we did at first, and can only see the smoke/steam from the eruption. But the next day we found a better view. If you turn left just after entering the entrance to the park, you can drive to the southeast side of the rim. About a 0.5 mile (?) walk from the parking lot, the rangers made a makeshift viewing point where you can see (and hear) the actual eruption vent with lava spewing. It was a great once-in-a-lifetime view of an actual volcano erupting. It's still very far away, but I got some great pics/video with my zoom lens. Nice video, tho, especially the food!

  5. Playing catch-up very nice vid.I finished a major operation lasted 9 hours in ICU for couple weeks and arrived home yesterday.Still tons of follow ups.I missed you and your channel😉🥰👍

  6. Another wiener!! Hah! Most of us don't get to travel much and these little jaunts you take with your son are just what the doctor ordered. Give you 2 thumbs up because I don't have any more thumbs.

  7. There are several places to eat or get food in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Volcano House, which has a bar, a restaurant, and a very nice seating area that overlooks the whole Kilauea crater. If you go to the military base, there is a general store there than anybody can shop at. It is about a mile past the visitor center on the right.

    Those golf ball sized yellow fruit are edible but the plant is an invasive species.

    Best thing to eat at Ken’s: Crab cakes Benedict. When I lived on Oahu I tried to find them there without success, Ken’s is the only place I’ve ever seen them and they are really delicious – just had some today!

  8. Near Captain Cook there is O’z Kitchen selling Japanese custard Taiyaki. Best food I had on Big Island. Same location as Randy’s Huli Chicken, except Thu/Fri

  9. Beautiful video, Misty, so relaxing. You successfully captured the beautiful sights and sounds of Mother Nature on the Big Island, mixed with great local eats. Excellent narration in yr calm and soothing voice. Also, loved seeing yr adorable son. Mahalo 😊💕🤙🙏

  10. Doesn't get much better than that – delicious food, good company, and nature at its best! Was that a white tiger? Thanks for the relaxing video. 👍

  11. Amazing! You packed all that in ONE day!!??? FREE zoo!!!?? Misty, I think this was your best edited video! Awesome quality, music, narration, and creativity. Loved the sunset! Cannot wait for day 3!

  12. Woah! Great job with the background music and narration to match the outstanding scenery! Very relaxing. Thanks for taking us along on your adventure. Ted's is always a reliable choice for ono grinds when in Hilo. Next time I'll have to find that Samoan place to try out. Love Ulu and Kalo with Baked Corned Beef and Lamb, and a topper of Pani Popo. I got lucky this weekend and found some Ulu at a local market near me. It's not nearly as fresh as on Hawaii but I'll make due with what gets imported here on the mainland. If you are still there on the Big Island, try Tex Drive In in Honokaa, top of da hill. I like their plate lunches and big square fluffy style Malasadas. Not as light weight as Leonard's, nor as greasy in my opinion. I think with all fried foods, timing matters. I got lucky several times and had them fresh out of the fryer. Delish! You can watch them make it too. Punaluu Bake Shop was a nice stop and treat. I love their breads. It always amazes me how many different climates one can experience in a day on the Big Island. Looking forward to your next installment on the Big Island! Mahalo!!

  13. Hawaiian style Cafe in Hilo is awesome. Also, Hiro's at the Puainako shopping center is an awesome place as well, both places has a great value for the amount of awesome tasting food! Definitely a good place for "Cheap Eats!"

  14. Misty, you have great footage of Day 2! You guys saw a lot, ate some Ono food and made new, wonderful memories! I commend you on your planning and taking in so much in a day, time together is so precious. Ken’s breakfasts are super, huh? It’s been years since we visited the Big Island and now I’d like to take a nice long trip!! Panaewa Zoo is truly worth a visit too. Glad you got to see the glow of the eruption, simply gorgeous – thank you for sharing your vacation ❣️

  15. I absolutely love your videos and narration. The Big Island looks lush and beautiful, and the food looked great. I actually make the corned beef hash and fried egg sometimes. I add green onion and make a yummy brown gravy, so good. Thank you for taking us on your wonderful journey. Your son is precious and he’s blessed to have a wonderful mother to bring him on these awesome trips! ❤️🙏🏻😊

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