For most people, Chinatown conjures images of good authentic food, and there's plenty of that to be had in the Honolulu's historic Chinatown. Chinese immigrants arrived in Hawaii during the 19th century, chiefly to work on sugar and pinapple plantations. That tradition lives on in the streets of Honolulu's Chinatown today.
Though more fashionable businesses have since joined the traditional restaurants in this small district, you can still find good dim sum and the streets are still full of the fragrance of chinese cuisine staples. Locals say some of the best manapua (Char Siu pork buns, super-sized to isand size) can be found on these streets. You can still find the best cheap fresh fruit and vegetables in the Chinatown stores and markets. Take some time for a stroll in the atmosphere of this historic area, but take some precautions - official warnings are given about pickpockets in the area.
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