Sometimes, the best treats are hidden from view. Sometimes they come with the best stories and the nicest people. Here are five of Kalihi’s gems.
Nisshodo Candy Store
What: Home of the legendary, pillowy pink-and-white chichi dango, plus all kinds of other traditional Japanese mochi and manju
Find it: Coming from town, go ewa on Dillingham, past Costco, and on the makai side of the street, when you see the last driveway before Kokea and the canal, turn in. The alley straight ahead won't look good, but stay straight until you see this.
1095 Dillingham Blvd. #109