KavaBoy also has a shop located in Waikiki's International Marketplace (Kuhio Avenue). For the true kava lovers, they offer kits to make your own kava at home!
Having never tried kava before, I thought..."sure, what the hell, let's do this."
|At November's Eat the Street|
|"Kakimochi Kava Crunch"...not bad, actually|
|Kava Oreo Cream Cheese Pops, Kava Cornbread, Kava Chili|
|Menu at November's Eat the Street|
|White Chocolate Flavored Kava (KavaBoy)|
The white chocolate made the kava a lot more palatable. Side effects of kava drinking may include slight numbing of the lips and tongue, calmness, and clear thinking (actually, it's true, look it up online). I didn't really get any numbing or calmness until I had downed about 8 ounces of kava. No addiction for me, but I'm glad I tried this drink -- even if just for the experience.
I was also intrigued by their menu offerings like kava chili and kava brownies. The sample of kava mochi crunch was quite interesting; the kava qualities masked the usual saltiness that mochi crunch possesses.
I looked around, and I saw a few people enjoying their kava. There were two guys behind me, one saying to the other to get that traditional kava. So hey, it really must be a hit with some people.
Overall, kava is likely an acquired taste, and I apparently don't fall into that group. But that means more for the people that do enjoy it. 2.5/10