Some menu items at Mema's reveal a Chinese flair, but the emphasis is on Thai dishes. A host of curries—red, green, yellow, house, and Mema's, which is made with coconut milk and kaffir-lime leaves—run from mild to mouth-searing. The Pad Thai is served with a choice of tofu, chicken, pork, shrimp or seafood combo. The shrimp summer rolls taste fresh, and the traditional green-papaya salad adds a cool touch for the palate. Though it's bit shabby and service can be slow,
the food is hearty and good. Beware: it tends be hot inside.
Wailua Shopping Plaza, 369 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746, United States