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A Taste of the Islands

Updated on December 29, 2014

Memories of Hawaii

I live on the 8th floor of a small apartment building in one of the residential districts of Tokyo. It's a nice place that I find quite comfortable with a nice balcony in the back that overlooks a small park. Having said that, the balcony is only used for a couple of months out of the entire year mostly in the short spring and fall months. The rest of the year, it's either too rainy, too hot or just too cold to be sitting outside. On days like these, I wish I could somehow teleport myself back to Hawaii where I lived for 20 years.

Obviously that's not possible and frankly, I can't afford to fly back so often. So I like to have little reminders of Hawaii littered throughout my home-a couple of Hawaiian posters above my bed and a Hawaiian quilt pillow on my sofa-just to name a few. And every now and then, I'd like to treat myself to a plate of Hawaiian pancakes.

Hawaiian Sun Pancake Mixes

Hawaiian Sun is a well-known brand known for their tropical juices and macadamia nut chocolates. Recently they've added some tropical-flavored pancake mixes to their line up so I decided to try them out. They have a few different flavors and they're all good with a distinctive Hawaiian flavor.

On this particular day, I made myself a small batch of the Lilikoi Passion Fruit Pancakes. These mixes have everything in them already so all you need to do is to add some water. My pancakes were a breeze to make and I they were ready on my plate in just a few minutes. The sweet smell of passion fruit was intoxicating to say the least. I poured some coconut syrup on them and I could hardly contain myself. As I took my first bite, I was instantly transported back to the islands that I could almost hear the waves on the beaches of Waikiki.

The Best Hawaiian Pancake Mix

I am more than excited to try the other flavors but for now, I am more than happy with the Lilikoi flavored ones. I recommend that you pair these with some Hawaiian coconut syrup to complete your trip to the Hawaiian islands. Seriously, coconut syrup is the only way to go with these pancakes because the flavors complement each other perfectly. If you like pancakes or just want to escape to the Hawaiian islands for just a little while, you owe it to yourself to try these amazing pancakes from Hawaiian Sun.

Which pancake would you like to try the most?

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      It's too early for breakfast yet, but your review has make me hungry for pancakes. And a mix that only needs water sounds perfect to me. They sound delicious. Tasty review!

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      Macadamias are about my favorite food. A grocery store I shop at has macadamia butter and I buy it all the time. I also love guava, and once my dad brought me guava syrup from Kauai. It was amazing.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @PNWtravels: I'm glad you liked the Hawaiian pancakes.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @lollyj lm: Thanks lollyj. I Hope you get to try some of this.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: It's the bomb!

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      Vicki Green 

      4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I've never tried these pancake mixes, but loved the pancakes I ate in restaurants in Hawaii - yum!

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      Laurel Johnson 

      4 years ago from Washington KS

      I love the positive spin you put on everything -- including pancakes. :)

      I'll never visit Hawaii so thanks for bring a bit of its flavor to me.

      Well done.

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      VinnWong 

      4 years ago

      I've never tried something like this. I need to get myself some too. Damn.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @KandH: Thanks for reading!

    • smine27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Minoru10: It's awesome Minoru.

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      Michael Yoshinaka 

      4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      I gotta try someday.

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      KandH 

      4 years ago

      Sounds yummy, wish I had some right now! Thanks for sharing.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @socialcx1: These are really easy to make Snappysnapper. Just add water and cook! :)

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      sousababy 

      5 years ago

      I never heard of these topical pancake mixes before, nor the coconut syrup - sounds delicious.

    • smine27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: It is delicious. It just is!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @TJHousel: Definitely try these. You will love them!

    • smine27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @getupandgrow: Ahhh you have to try them.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan Zutautas: You have got to try the coconut syrup. I just had some today on toast. Yum!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @lesliesinclair: Thank you Papier for that nice comment. These mixes are the best!

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      socialcx1 

      5 years ago

      I do not cook but they look wonderful.

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      Tawnya 

      5 years ago from NE Ohio

      I think I'm going to have to try these out.

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      getupandgrow 

      5 years ago

      Never tried these, but they sound delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      No I've never tried them but would love to. I'm going to wake up tomorrow and make pancakes because I'm sure I'll be still thinking of your lens when I wake up.

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      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      I like the upbeat tone of your writing and the wide variety of interests you share. These mixes look like they must taste delicious.

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