Savoring the SweetnessColumns Jus' Desserts
January 6, 2013
Story By: Nicole Kato | Photos by: Leah Friel
There’s no doubt many people have made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and spend more time in the gym, but if you plan on dining at Sekiya’s be warned that its sweet sensations will be hard to resist. And, honestly, there’s no harm in treating yourself to something tasty once in a while.
Many know that Sekiya’s is famous for its okazuya selections, which warm the heart and keep customers coming back for more. But the restaurant also serves up delicious desserts that will make you feel like a kid again.
Sekiya’s most popular dessert, Orange Freeze ($4.95), is made with orange sherbet and resembles a creamsicle in flavor but has the quality of not melting in your hand before you have the chance to finish eating it.
“It’s light and very refreshing,” says owner Joy Morihara of the old-fashioned dessert. “Perfect on a hot day.”
And although it’s winter, we live in Hawaii, which means hot, humid days year round.
For those who appreciate the traditional ice cream with the works, Banana Royal Sundae ($6.95) will make hearts melt.
Sekiya’s takes its traditional hot fudge sundae and adds slices of a whole banana around the edges, which makes for a spectacular sight upon its arrival to your table.
Also, if you’re really in the mood for some serious dessert time, there’s the Banana Split Sundae ($8.25), Milkshakes ($4.95) and Single-Scoop Ice Cream ($2.95) in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or orange sherbet, as well as a scoop of Green Tea Ice Cream for $3.95.
For more than 50 years, Sekiya’s has served up great meals that customers young and old enjoy, and its dessert menu is no different.
So, after eating an amazing bowl of Sekiya’s famous home-style saimin, feel free to enjoy a sweet treat.
2746 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Delicatessen open daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., full course meal service begins at 9 a.m.