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At a friend’s recommendation, Renette and Norman Nakasone of Wahiawa, above, snapped this selfie while visiting the 808 Poke Bowls restaurant in Onna, Okinawa, Japan, in October 2019. Renette wrote: “Their poke was so ono and fresh, (it) reminded us of poke in Hawaii.”
At left, Mililani residents Grant and Anya Hubbard got a taste of home — Hawaiian Black Lava Salt — at the Borough Market in London, in July 2019. Photo by Michael Hubbard.
James Lee of Kaneohe was excited to come across the Moanakapu bar while walking through Nara, Japan, in July 2019. Photo by Mariellen Jones. (Jones, Lee’s daughter, honored her late father’s request to submit the photo to the Star-Advertiser. Lee died in November 2019.)