HI Time for a SandwichColumns Veg'n Out
June 16, 2013
Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
A smart businessperson knows that keeping things simple and direct reaps results, and as owner of HI Sandwich and Drink, Kim Nguyen has it all figured out.
Take the name. Simple, yet it tells it like it is. It’s just what you’re going to find. But what it doesn’t tell you is that Nguyen loves to share her expertise in preparing irresistible Vietnamese sandwiches at affordable prices.
And she knows on which side her bread is buttered.
“I want to thank my customers,” she says sincerely. “They support me a lot!”
And here are a couple of reasons why.
The Lemongrass Tofu sandwich ($6.75) is served on your choice of either a croissant or French bread, in which the tofu is sliced and sauteed with lemon-grass and onions and topped with crisp-tender pickled carrots, cucumbers, onions and Chinese parsley — the perfect combination of flavors and textures.
Looking to savor some ‘shrooms? Look no further than the Mushroom Tofu sandwich ($6.75), in which diced tofu is stir-fried with straw mushrooms and house special seasonings and, of course, embellished with those colorful pickled vegetables.
Crunchy, crispy, savory, creamy, tender — it’s all there, and there’s no meat in sight.
What a smart — and delicious — way to say, “Hi.”
Hi Sandwich & Drink
Waimalu Shopping Center
98-042 Kamehameha Hwy.
Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.