I’ve always thought of smoked meat as dry and, well, smokey.
Until I tried the offerings from Guava Smoked, a specialty smoked meat producer based in Kapahulu run by Scott Shibuya, a former high school graphic arts teacher who decided to turn his hobby into a career.
He uses only guava wood to smoke his meat, giving it a slightly different flavor than kiawe or other woods. (And these trees are invasive, so it’s eco-friendly. Plus!)
Shibuya will be one of several vendors at the Moiliili Summer Fest on July 6 at the old Varsity Theatre parking lot.
Here’s more about Shibuya and his smoked meats:
Moiliili Summer Fest, 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 1100 University Ave.
Find Guava Smoked at the KCC Farmers’ Market from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu Farmers’ Market from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Neal Blaisdell Center, Kailua Farmers’ Market from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and at the Mililani Farmers’ Market from 8 to 11 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month at Mililani High School.