Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Alan Wong's - Honolulu
One of the best dining experiences I had in Hawaii was eating at Alan Wong's Restaurant on King St, Honolulu. Coming from Sydney and being fortunate enough to eat quality produce every day (thanks Sydney Seafood School!) I was thrilled to find a restaurant in Hawaii that served such wonderful local produce.
The first time we went there we had the 5 course degustation. Wow - the whole experience was amazing, from the food, to the service, to the view from the restaurant of the mountains. My favorite dish (and still is to this day), is the Ginger Crusted Onaga; I don't think I have ever eaten fish that was so fresh and tender.
The nice thing about Alan Wong's is that they always ask if you are dining for a special occasion eg. birthday, anniversary etc. And unless you are made of money, it usually is a special occasion! So be prepared for a special birthday dessert, or a selection of dessert samples to share on your anniversary. Not only is this thoughtful, but gives you an opportunity to sample a number of the dessert items that you were dying to try but just didn't have room for!
Alan Wong's also has an amazing selection of coffee - including beans that are roasted at his own plantation in Hawaii.
If you want to support the local economy and have a true Hawaiian experience - this is it. You can find more info about Alan Wong and his culinary ventures on his website - he has a lot of restaurants including one in Japan.
I have attached a few photos of the delicious food to get your mouth watering - enjoy!
Ginger Crusted Onaga - Yum!
Delicious Dessert Sampler