We had ONE dinner reservation during our stay in Hawaii and that was at Alan Wong’s. There was no real reason but to just enjoy the final days of our vacation.
After a short cab ride (but not within walking distance from our hotel) we arrive at the fancy restaurant. We are greeted with the most friendly service, ever.
The decor was simple but beautiful. The lights were dimly lit creating a lovely atmosphere, almost romantic.
As we want to try everything we decide to go for the 7 course tasting menu (sorry guys, I can’t remember the price tag but it was reasonable)
Front: Chopped Ahi Sashimi & Avocado Salsa Stack Stacked on Crispy Won Ton, Spicy Aioli and Wasabi Soy
Back: “New Wave” Opihi Shooter with Local Limpet in Spicy Tomato Water, Fennel Basil Ume Shiso Essences topped with a Parmesan Crisp with a Kalua Pig Sandwich
I did find it a little strange that all 3 appetizers were served in one plate but there were no complaints from me as it kept me busy eating :)
My favourite had to have been that kalua pig sandwich with the parmesan crisp. Despite the small piece, it had enough flavour to make you think it was an entree on its own. Just wow.
Ginger Crusted Onaga, Long-Tail Red Snapper with Miso Sesame Vinaigrette, Organic Hamakua Mushroom & Corn
Steamed Shellfish Bowl with Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels and Clams, Bouillabaisse Style Broth, Chili Pepper Aioli
Twice Cooked Shortrib Soy Braised & Grilled “Kalbi” Style with Gingered Shrimp, Ko Choo Jang Sauce
“The Coconut” - Haupia Sorbet in a Chocolate Shell, Tropical Fruits and Lilikoi Sauce
Not only did this dessert look amazing, the taste was just sensational. There was a party in my mouth with all the fresh fruit, the crisp chocolate, toasted coconut and the sorbet. Hands down the best dessert, ever!
Our meal finished off with some house made mocha macarons.
Each dish looked beautiful, and tasted even better. I don’t think my photos did the dishes any justice nor would my words hence no extra commentary.
Our evening at Alan Wong’s was the perfect way to bid farewell the country we had spent 3 weeks in. Although we still had one more day left in Hawaii, we were holding onto our goodbyes as we weren’t ready to leave just yet..
1857 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96826