Day 194 of 365…
Looking for some great Hawaiian food in the Cascade Park area of Vancouver? Let me suggest you stop in and enjoy a meal at Patrick’s Hawaiian Cafe. Patrick comes to us from Honolulu and desires to bring us his “Home Cooked” meals and also the “Spirit of Aloha“. I wasn’t quite sure what this phrase means so I decided to look up the word “Aloha” and here are a few definitions I found:
“Aloha” in the Hawaiian language may mean love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness or grace.
“Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. “Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
“Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.
“Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
How very cool! I’ve always thought of the word Aloha as a hello or goodbye and I just found out it is so much more. Patrick’s Hawaiian Cafe’s food is also so much more. My daughter and I shared the Luau Special of Teriyaki Chicken and Kalua Pork with macaroni potato salad, rice and a side salad. Let me tell you, we were both stuffed and very happy. The teriyaki sauce is wonderful and everything had terrific flavor. This photo only represents my half of our shared meal.
Patrick’s Hawaiian Cafe is located at 316 SE 123rd Ave. #D1, Vancouver, WA 98683 and can be reached at 360-885-0881. Patrick’s features live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings after 6pm with no cover charge. They also offer catering if you’d like to bring a little “Spirit of Aloha” to your party. 🙂