Ah, the fair. The dusty paths that make you wish you had worn shoes instead of slippers, the petting zoo, which really makes you wish you had worn shoes instead of slippers and the rides filled to the brim with angst-filled tweens, eating junk food while complaining about their parents. But, the food! Oh, the food! I donít know how Maui Time readers joined forces and voted for the fried ice cream, but bravo! The fried ice cream at the fair is a magical phenomenon, joining together two delicacies that would not have met in nature. Genius! YT
I know chow fun is not considered a gourmet dish; in fact it may even be regarded as simple. But, at the risk of hyperbole, I would argue that the chow fun created by the Wailuku Hongwanji and brought to the Maui County Fair each year is one of the best foods in the universe. Itís perfectly balanced, from starchy, flat white noodle to green onion to limp but not stringy bean sprout to ground beef. But you donít have to take my word for itójust take one look at the line that lasts all night.