Keeping it Simple, Delicious

Digest On the Menu

June 7, 2015

Story By: Serena Valdez |

Sometimes there are days when cooking a meal feels like a chore. We’ve all had those days, whether it is from a long day at work or a lazy Sunday morning, where we don’t want to make even the simplest of food — not even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The solution: go out to eat.

At New Eagle Cafe, found in the Nimitz Center, there are plenty of comfort food items, local favorites and classic diner delights that can satiate any appetite with ease. Along with the breakfast, lunch and dinner entree staples, the eatery offers daily specials. This week, what’s on the menu are lunch and dinner dishes that are simple and uncomplicated while still tasting delicious.

One entree selection worth trying is the Sauteed Ono ($13). You get a choice of a butter caper sauce (pictured) or a mushroom sauce to dress the simply cooked fish. A vegetable medley, mashed potatoes or fries and a big dollop of rice are served on the side.

If you’re feeling hungry, try a teishoku (meal set). New Eagle Cafe serves six different types of teishokus, from chicken to pork to salmon, but the real winner is the Miso Butterfish Teishoku ($22.50). The butterfish is drizzled with a miso sauce, which is served with vegetable and shrimp tempura, ahi sashimi, miso soup, tsukemono, tossed salad, rice and a beverage.

“It’s a lot of food for a pretty good price,” says owner Tae Im. “If you have a big appetite, (the teishoku) is the way to go.”

For an island-style entree, try the Hawaiian Chopped Steak ($12). The sauteed steak is topped with celery, onion, tomato and bell pepper, which all soak up the juices of the steak for a delicious eat. Served on the side are rice, vegetables, and your choice of mashed potatoes or fries.

Another local favorite is the Garlic Chicken entree ($12), which is exactly what you’d come to expect from a classic. The fried boneless chicken is slathered with a delicious garlic sauce and topped with sesame seeds and green onion. Served on the side are rice and vegetables.

For a lighter meal, New Eagle Cafe also offers soups and noodles, sandwiches and appetizers. And don’t forget the desserts. There are several assorted pies, three types of ice cream and Jell-O to add sweetness at the end of your meal.

New Eagle Cafe

1130 N. Nimitz Hwy., A-100
Monday Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

1130 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817

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