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A Marvelous Dish for Monchong Lovers
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A Marvelous Dish for Monchong Lovers

By Dining Out Team Photos By Leah Friel
April 17 - 23, 2011

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Escape to a world of comfort and relaxation at Ocean House, conveniently located beachfront in the Outrigger Reef Hotel, where guests have every opportunity to spoil themselves silly with impeccable cuisine and breathtaking oceanfront views of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

  • Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50)
  • Fire Roasted Monchong ($29.50)
  • David Nagaishi, operations manager.
  • Arugula Salad with citrus vinaigrette served over carmelized pears with candied walnuts and Parmesan shavings ($8.50).
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Operations manager David Nagaishi says Ocean House takes pride in its fruit de mer, among many other culinary masterpieces, including its hearty portions of Slow Roasted Prime Rib Au Jus that is both tender and juicy. However, it’s the Fire Roasted Monchong ($29.50), Arugula Salad ($8.50) and Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio ($14.50) that Nagaishi couldn’t help but rave about.

“The Fire Roasted Monchong is a Hawaiian big-scaled Pomfret with a beautiful flavor grilled with a Yuzu, oyster cream sauce, ginger, cilantro and served over jasmine rice,” Nagaishi says, “It’s really tasty and it’s a unique fish. You won’t find monchong on too many menus.”

Lighter in fare, but full of flavor, the Fire Roasted Monchong pairs perfectly with the Sizzling Ahi Carpaccio, an appetizer featuring melt-in-your-mouth sashimi-style ahi served on a bed of radish sprouts, Maui onions and green onions. The dish is sprinkled with a blend of Hawaiian salt and togarashi, laced with a sizzling sesame and peanut oil, with a touch of shoyu.

“This is an extremely popular appetizer that our guests can’t seem to get enough of,” he says.

The Arugula Salad is a refreshing blend of Waimanalo baby arugula tossed in a citrus vinaigrette served over caramelized pears and finished with candied walnuts and shaved Reggiano Parmesan cheese.

Ocean House

  • Where
    • Outrigger Reef Hotel
    • 2169 Kalia Road
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 923-2277
  • Hours
    • Breakfast served daily
    • 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Dinner served daily
    • 5 pm. – 10 p.m.