Taking your taste buds on an adventure

A La Carte Columns

July 3, 2016

Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Cold Mak Kook Soo ($12.95) with various banchan.

Cold Mak Kook Soo ($12.95) with various banchan.

By Ellise Kakazu

One way to heat up your summer is by stopping by New Shilawon Korean Restaurant.

The hot spot features an array of authentic Korean dishes alongside its popular all-you-can-eat yakiniku. Although many guests often opt for the endless-amount of-meat option, diners are welcome to explore the rest of the menu and find a new route to stomach satisfaction.

One dish sure to take you off the beaten path is Ginseng Chicken Soup ($15.99 lunch, $18.99 dinner). The warm concoction is served in a stone pot and features healthful ginseng, garlic, Chinese herbs, jujubes (red date), green onions and a petite chicken stuffed with sweet rice.

Ginseng Chicken Soup ($15.99 lunch, $18.99 dinner)

Ginseng Chicken Soup ($15.99 lunch, $18.99 dinner)

“It’s very healthy and good for someone on a low-carb diet,” general manager Jandy Lee notes.

Those wanting to take taste buds on a cool and refreshing adventure must try Cold Mak Kook Soo ($12.95), a Korean-style somen noodle dish. It offers a harmonious blend of cold noodles, Yook Soo (flavorful beef broth), carrots, cucumbers, egg, green onion and seasonal fruit (either watermelon, apple or Korean pear). For an extra kick, vinegar or mustard can be added to the mix.

With taste buds in full gear, these dishes may transport palates to another country. And no one has to feel left behind, as New Shilawon Korean Restaurant can seat large groups and also offers private rooms.

The small private room can hold up to 15 people, while the large room accommodates up to 20. (Room reservations should be made 24-48 hours in advance.)

So next time you are craving authentic Korean food of all sorts, head to New Shilawon Korean Restaurant.

New Shilawon Korean Restaurant

747 Amana St., Honolulu
Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight

Honolulu, HI 96814

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