Dining Outside the Home: House of Noodles in Kapaa, Kauai. Along the main drag where tourist shoppes and specialty stores open their doors for passers-by, a corner fruit market offers a secluded hideaway for casual dining. If you didn’t pay attention, you’d overlook the town’s best kept secret hidden in plain sight. At first, it simply resembles a stop where the petite Asian woman effortlessly swings a sharp chef’s knife (or was that a machete) and cracks open the top of a large coconut before inserting a straw and handing it to a thirsty customer. Coconut milk is a popular drink on the island, you know. But beyond the rows and carts of fresh produce is an entrance to the house where homemade Asian cuisine is served piping hot in a bowl or on decorative platters. Spice things up a bit with wasabi for a Thai twist. Either way, it hits the spot and is worth a double-take.