The Choy of Veggies

Columns Veg'n Out

September 2, 2012

Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Everybody knows Sam Choy — the renowned chef and his bambucha portions of local-style food at Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch and Crab are legendary here in the Islands.

Now, don’t get all crabby, vegetarians. There’s more than crustaceans to dive into at Sam Choy’s BLC. So clam up, grab a Big Aloha brew and chill out, because the veggies are on the grill.

Grilled Vegetable Platter ($19.95) features oven-roasted portobello mushroom and tofu along with grilled asparagus, peppers and onions topped with a truffleyaki sauce made with soy sauce and truffle oil, which adds sophistication as well as flavor to the dish. So you get your protein from the tofu and meaty texture from the portobello while savoring those delicious, nutritious grilled vegetables.

Sam Choy’s BLC also offers a variety of “Ono Kine Pupus” for starters, and it’s not all poke and shrimp. Vegetarians can enjoy Seasoned Edamame with spicy soy sauce ($6.95) or Golden Tempura Battered Mushrooms with sweet chili oil ($9.95). And if you arrive during happy hour (5-6:30 p.m.), you can savor these appetizers at a reduced price.

So, go ahead, break out of your

Sam Choy’s Breakfast Lunch and Crab

580 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu
Breakfast and lunch: Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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