The food you’ll eat: Moiliili Summer Fest

It’s tomorrow, the first ever Moiliili Summer Festival, and believe me, it’ll be unlike anything you’ve seen before. First off, it’s bon dance meets a slice of Eat the Street, with a block of Coyne Street closed off for familiar vendors selling everything from tacos to desserts to high-end appetizers.

Then you throw in Moiliili Honganji’s annual lineup of barbecue sticks, waffle dogs, chili, andagi and shave ice, plus taiko performances, retail booths and an onsite furniture and accessories showroom thrown open for a sale, and that’s what I mean — unlike anything you’ve seen before.

You’ll need some details: Tonight, Friday night, it’s bon dance only, with Moiliili Honganji plus Aloha Pops and Kettle Corn selling snacks. Saturday afternoon the mega-fest begins, combining all of the above. Note the bon dance and street festival take place in the parking lot, so you’ll have to find parking elsewhere in the neighborhood. See below. And then scroll down for a peek at what you’re going to eat.

Moiliili Honganji Bon Dance
1110 University Ave. at Coyne Street
Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Moiliili Summer Festival
1110 University Ave. at Coyne Street
Saturday, July 7 from 3:30 to 10:30 p.m.


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CakeWorks took off with the Japanese theme, coming up with candied ginger with togarashi sprinkle, shiso creme ume center with furikake sprinkle, and green tea with azuki center macarons. For those not so inclined, there'll be strawberry guava, chocolate, caramel, lilikoi, red velvet, mango and Blue Hawaii macarons as well.