Refreshingly Sweet Desserts for All

Columns Jus' Desserts

February 9, 2014

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Meat-loving aficionados flock to Camellia Buffet, a yakiniku-style establishment, for good eats that keep on coming. A hearty meal of pork belly, kalbi, rib eye, cow tongue and more might have you adjusting your belt one notch looser, but as everyone knows, there’s always room for a light dessert.

Keiki will enjoy feasting on the abundance of orange and strawberry Jell-O, along with assorted fruits, such as oranges, papaya, apples and pineapple.

“We try to bring in seasonal fruits, too,” says manager Kelly Park, who notes that customers enjoy the island flavor the fruits provide. “We try to bring in the sweetest pineapple. We serve local pineapple from Maui, which are sweet.”

Camellia Buffet’s house-made sikhye takes 24 hours to prepare, and the time that goes into making this delicious after-meal drink is displayed in its crisp, refreshing flavor.

Sikhye features bits of rice and malt barley floating in a sweet juice that will leave you revitalized after a heavy meal. It hits the spot.

“Sikhye is a fermented rice drink. It’s a thirst quencher,” Park explains. “It’s like an after-dinner dessert that helps with digestion.

These lighter desserts are perfect for stuffed bellies, and are available for both lunch and dinner as part of Camellia’s buffet.Park adds that the dinner crowd can also treat themselves to ice cream.

The lunch buffet costs $17.95 and dinner buffet costs $25.95, for adults. Buffet prices for children ages 4-8 is for $13 for lunch and $15 for dinner, respectively.

With great prices, good food and tasty desserts, you can’t go wrong at Camellia Buffet.

Camellia Buffet

930 McCully St.
Open daily Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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