Rising to the Occasion

Columns Veg'n Out

August 18, 2013

Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Chef de cuisine Lydell Leong is well known for his innovative cuisine at 3660 On The Rise. But did you know that each evening, among the menu’s tasty offerings, Chef Leong creates a “Vegetarian Appetizer of the Evening” and “Vegetarian Entree of the Evening”?

Now, there’s a chef who rises to the occasion!

It’s the chef’s daily special creation, depending upon what’s fresh and available, so no matter what it is, you know special attention will be paid to every detail of the meatless concoction.

For example, last Wednesday the chef showed off 3660’s Euro-Asian culinary style deliciously, starting with the Vegetarian Appetizer ($11.50) — Spinach, Kahuku Corn and Jicama Potstickers with a Soy Chili Dip and Mesclun Greens tossed in a Hoisin Vinaigrette. These yummy packages of savory vegetables will disappear fast (even those carnivores joining you will be munching away).

And leave it to an accomplished chef to take a simple, everyday dish and elevate it to a gourmet delight.

To complement the appetizer, the Vegetarian Entree ($24) of the evening is saimin like you’ve never had it before — not a soup, but a gourmet delight in every bite: Braised Stuffed Tofu over Saimin Noodles with Won Bok, Bok Choy, Pea Sprouts and Shiitake Mushrooms in a Garlic Black Bean Sauce. Talk about kicked up comfort food!

Reserve your table soon to discover what vegetarian delicacy the chef has cooked up. Or, if you have a special occasion in the works, the restaurant’s banquet rooms can accommodate 20 to 200 guests.

If you’ve never visited 3660 On The Rise, it’s high time you did.

Contact Terri Hefner at diningout@staradvertiser.com

3660 On the Rise

3660 Waialae Ave.
Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96816

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