Get the Party Started With Paul’s PoppersFeatures Order of the Day
November 10, 2013
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
In the tightly knit community that is Hawaii’s food scene, a few star dishes can go a long way. For the past three years, the expertly crafted, local-style cuisine behind Paul’s Poppers has successfully satisfied hungry appetites with its bold flavors and fresh ingredients.
Most famously known for its “poppers,” deliciously bite-sized won tons filled with everything from spinach and artichoke to mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, Paul’s Poppers can be seen at numerous events around the island from Eat the Street food truck festivals to University of Hawaii’s weekly football games.
To meet the demands of such events and expand its services, effective this month Paul’s Poppers will be changing the hours of operations of its North King Street storefront. “In addition to what we do already, we are now fully committed to offering catering services on Saturdays,” says Paul Park, owner of Paul’s Poppers. “We have a new menu and lots of appealing party-size dishes that are perfect for any event.”
To accommodate larger gatherings, customers may choose a regular-sized pan, which feeds approximately six to 10 individuals or a large-sized pan, which feeds 11 to 20 people. Catering favorites include Garlic Chicken (starting at $35) and Chicken Katsu (starting at $40). “Customers can call in advance and we will prepare everything right before to ensure freshness,” says Park.
For those who may be unsure of what to order, Park encourages calling the restaurant for guidance. “We will work with any budget and event,” says Park. “We also cater to a variety of diets with vegetarian dishes.”
In addition to its party menu, Paul’s Poppers namesake dish never fails to make a lasting impression and is available in flavors such as Pork Original with ground pork, Spinach Artichoke, Turkey Melt, Pepperoni Pizza, Mac & Cheese and Bacon Mac. “The poppers make for a great party dish because they are incredibly shareable and do not require any utensils,” says Park. “We make every single one by hand and can customize an order according to flavor.”
Diners can order poppers individually or by the bulk by choosing from the Half Order ($5 for six poppers), Fryer’s Dozen ($12 for 15 poppers), Fryer’s Delight ($30 for 40 poppers or $37 for 50 poppers) or Tailgate Platter ($75 for 100 poppers).
From Nov. 13 to 19, customers can take advantage of the eatery’s Hot Deals Hawaii special, which offers $20 worth of cuisine for $10. The deal can be applied in-store or at any event where Paul’s Poppers is present.
555 North King St. Ste. 110, Honolulu
Open Monday – Friday, 11 a.m – 7 p.m.