Why Not Pig Out?A La Carte Columns
October 9, 2016
Story By: Yu Shing Ting |
Kono’s, the popular North Shore eatery known for its tasty 12-hour slow-roasted kalua pig, has made its way to Honolulu with the opening of a second location on Kapahulu Avenue (next to Leonard’s Bakery) earlier this year.
“We roast the pig every night for 12 hours; it’s a secret recipe so I can’t tell you much about it, but we’ve done it the same way for going on 15 years,” shares Zach Glander, Kono’s director of franchise and operations. “Kono’s has a relaxed island, surfer feel, spectacular food made with fresh ingredients and outstanding customer service. We’re known for our kalua pig — in my opinion it’s the best.”
While kalua pig is the main ingredient at Kono’s, the restaurant also offers turkey and vegetarian options, as well as freshly squeezed lemonade/limeade and homemade milkshakes. Kono’s also recently started offering student discounts. Simply show your student ID from a Hawaii school and receive 15 percent off your order.
This Dish Is The Bomb
Kono’s most popular menu item is the Chuns Breakfast Bomber ($7.99). The barreling breakfast burrito is loaded with seasoned potatoes, scrambled eggs, Jack and cheddar cheeses, bacon and Kono’s signature 12-hour slow-roasted pulled pork. “I think it’s a good balance of everything for breakfast,” says director of franchise and operations Zach Glander. “The Bombers are all about 12 ounces, so they’re pretty filling, and we serve it with our homemade hot salsa that we make each day. It’s super good and rich in flavor. I would recommend (customers) add avocado and jalapenos. That’s how I eat it.”
945 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu And
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy., North Shore
Honolulu: 892-1088 | Daily, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
North Shore: 637-9211 | Daily, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.