Cultural Weekend: Oktoberfest, Portuguese Festa and Hispanic Festival

In case you’re looking for something fun, interesting and educational to do this weekend on Oahu other than the usual housekeeping, shopping, family stuff, clubbing, hiking and hittin’ the beach, consider the following:

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To whet your appetite for the upcoming cultural festivities, being this is a food blog, following are some of da’ grindz from the past years’ Oktoberfest, Portuguese Festa and Hispanic Heritage Festival that you’ll likely find there again this weekend. Enjoy. ;-)

2014 Hawaii Prince Oktoberfest

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and German Mittelscharf Mustard

Knackwurst with Sauerkraut and German Mittelscharf Mustard (next image)

German Mittelscharf Mustard

Dinner Rolls

House-made fresh Potato Rolls

Sauerbraten (German Beef Pot Roast)

Braised Red Cabbage

Green Pea Soup

German Roast Chicken

German Potato Salad

Snow Potatoes

House-made German Soft Pretzels served with German Mustard (not shown; same type used for the sausages)

Mixed Greens Salad with Italian and Ranch Dressing (next photo)

Ranch &  Italian Dressing for Mixed Greens Salad

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Black Forest Cake

Bavarian Creme with Fruits

Hot Royal Kona Mountain Roast and Lion Gold Decaffeinated Coffee (plus hot H20 for tea)

Bratwurst & Knackwurst with German Mustard, Sauerbraten and Braised Red Cabbage plate

Sauerbraten “love fest”


German Roast Chicken Potato Salad, Snow Potatoes and Soft Preztel

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce, Black Forest Cake, Blueberry Crumb Pie and Bavarian Creme

2008 Honolulu Portuguese Festa

Portuguese Bean Soup

Then Hawaii Governor Duke Aiona (he’s half Portuguese) serving Portuguese Bean Soup at the 2008 Portuguese Festa

Vinha D’ Alhos

Portuguese style chicken with a roll, beans, pickled onion and pepper

Portuguese Cod Stew

Portuguese Hot Dog, made with a jumbo hot dog-sized Portuguese Sausage and Portuguese Sweet Bread Bun


Portuguese Pickled Onions

Portuguese Pickled Onions, Peppers and Carrots

Portuguese Chow Chow

Tremocas, a.k.a. Lupini beans

2014 Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival

Flautas and Steak & Chicken Tacos

Flautas and Steak, Pork Carnitas and Chorizo Tacos

Specialty Hot, hot HOT! Sauces

Habanero and Ghost Pepper Hot Sauces…. someone call the fire department!

Soul De Cuba Lechon Asado and Black Beans Plate

A Puerto Rican Barbie Doll!


Carne Frite

Mammah’s Kitchen Pastele plate

Mammah’s Kitchen Pastele plate (deconstructed)

Cuban Relleno De Papas

Papa’s 2U Rellenos de Papa. $5 each

Papa’s 2U Rellenos de Papa (filled with Cuban style seasoned meat)

Show your spirit for the cultures and come out to the Hawaii Prince Hotel German Oktoberfest tonight, then tomorrow for the Portuguese Festa and Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival!