‘Bizarre Foods America’ returns to Hawaii

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Andrew Zimmern between bites of lunch in Kaimuki while shooting his television show in November 2012. (Star-Advertiser File)

Andrew Zimmern between bites of lunch in Kaimuki while shooting his television show in November 2012. (Star-Advertiser File)

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

Food critic and chef Andrew Zimmern explores “Undiscovered Hawaii” in his next episode of “Bizarre Foods America” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, on the Travel Channel.

The show is an offshoot of his earlier “Bizarre Foods,” which explored the globe for the most unusual, and sometimes off-putting, native foods of various cultures.

When Zimmern was here back in 2011, he traveled to the Ali‘i Lavender Farm and O‘o Farms in Maui, picked opihi on Moloka‘i, visited Roy Yamaguchi at one of his restaurants, and traveled to the North Shore to be part of a family luau.

Zimmern returned in November 2012, this time to film segments for Monday’s show, which includes him fishing in Miloli‘i on Hawai‘i island, sampling the many shave ice flavors offered at the Shimazu Store in Kalihi, pounding pa‘i‘ai with Daniel Anthony of Mana Ai, and sampling the bile sac of a dried octopus and various kinds of poke at Tersty Treats in Waimanalo.

There are also visits to Alicia’s Market, also in Kalihi, the Jade Crack Seed factory in Waipahu, and the Honolulu Fish Auction.

There is no word if Zimmern will have another go at Spam musubi, the canned meat and local staple of which he particularly dislikes.

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