Go Big on Taste at Hy’s Steak HouseColumns Pupu Picks
June 16, 2013
Story By: Steve Murray | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Who among us have not ordered a pile of pupus as a main dish? Exactly. So, if appetizers can be a main course, why can’t a main course begin a meal? We ask these sorts of questions so you don’t have to.
If you are going to begin in the middle, a big middle is in order. I’m talking a steakhouse-size entree with a mound of starch and sauteed veggies. In other words, Hy’s Steak House.
The landmark Waikiki eatery has been doing big before big was big. Confused? Me too.
Quirky intros aside, Hy’s kiawe wood broiler turns out enough charred and tender beef and pork options to forever change what an appetizer can be.
Nothing says go big or stay home better than the 28-ounce Bone-In Ribeye Steak ($69.95). This massive cut of USDA Prime is broiled to order and served with vegetable du jour and a choice of starches, including rice, steak fries, garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato and potatoes O’Brien. You can’t go wrong with any option, but there is something special about a big steak and a baked potato.
If decadence is the goal, Filet Foie Gras ($63.95) should be your target.
A large 7-ounce portion of tender filet is served in a modified Tournedos Rossini style. The filet is broiled, placed on a toasted crouton, topped with seared foie gras and, if that’s not enough, finished with sliced truffle. The whole thing is then topped with a Madeira wine sauce. Amazing.
Finally, for the pork lover, there is Kurobuta Pork Chops ($42.95). The generous portion of pork is brined for 24 hours, broiled and topped with onion and apple that has been caramelized in cinnamon, nutmeg and clover honey. Both the filet and pork come with starch and vegetable sides.
By the way, each of these aforementioned dishes are off-the-menu options. Want to look real James Bond while ordering? Waive off the menu when the server arrives and calmly order any of the three without even glancing at the other options. Sometimes insider information is a good thing, such as knowing you will need to call ahead to order the pork.
Stay hungry, my friends.
Hy’s Steak House
Waikiki Park Heights Hotel
2440 Kuhio Ave.
Monday-Friday, 5:30-9:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 5-9:45 p.m.