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Four Dishes To Die For

By Nuy Cho | March 4, 2020 | Food & Drink

If you do nothing else this summer, please try these.


A delectable dessert

1. Bristol Bay Scallops

For a splash of ocean and local umami, try the Bristol Kona Abalone with mouth-watering Chirimen Fried Rice with kai choi ($45). MW Restaurant, 1538 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 107, Kaka`ako, 955.6505,

2. Montblanc

Tickle your purple pleasure with the vibrant violet ube interpretation on the classic with cassis and coconut. 3-5 course meals, $79 and $119, La Vie, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, 383 Kalaimoku St., Waikiki, 922.8111,

3. Hot Seared Ono With Yellow Coconut Curry

At the original location of Merriman’s, sample the Hot Seared Ono with Yellow Coconut Curry, a gluten-free savory treasure featuring kula butternut squash, zucchini, yuzu and golden raisins. Merriman’s Kapalua, 1 Bay Club Place, Lahaina, 669.6400,

4. Honey Toast

The specialty of Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar, this dessert—invented in the early 2000s in Shibuya—is Japanese white toast, cut out and cubed, then rizzled with honey and topped with vanilla ice cream ($9). Ooh lala! 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 941.3701,


Photography by: courtesy of MW Restaurant