Enjoy Healthy Dining With Local FlairA La Carte
June 3, 2018
Story By: Dining Out Team |
By Randy Dela Cruz
Step into any of the three GRYLT locations and you’ll recognize that the restaurant knows the local culture and foods that the people of Hawaii love.
While traditional plate lunches and burgers haven’t been considered to be “healthy foods,” the restaurant, with locations in Ala Moana Center, Kahala Mall and Kailua, is changing the narrative to include those island favorites into foods that aren’t only good for your taste buds, but good for your body as well.
“It’s simple ingredients with a lot of flavor that satisfies that plate-lunch craving,” said corporate chef Jose Arias, who lends his considerable talent to GRYLT, is trained in the art of French food preparation, as well as served as a chef in New York City and Alaska.
“It’s a unique concept — especially in the plate-lunch area because it’s taking good, simple ingredients and simply elevating them.”
In addition to using only the freshest ingredients from local vendors, Arias pointed out that GRYLT’s chicken, steaks and other proteins are never frozen.
BIG BURGER BITES
GRYLT’s Angus Cheese-burger’s ($10.98) beef patty is nearly half-a-pound of grilled perfection that is always freshly made, and to your liking.
Served on a locally baked bun, with just a sprinkle of salt and sesame seed, the sandwich includes lettuce, tomatoes, sliced red onions, Tillamook cheese and GRYLT’s own special roasted-garlic aioli sauce.
The restaurant also offers an Angus “Hawaiian Style” Loco Moco ($10.98) that is a souped-up version of the classic, with a unique twist.
In it, you’ll find all of the familiar ingredients, but this one is finished off with GRYLT’s homemade gravy and is topped off with crispy fried onions to give it a satisfying crunch.