Warm Up With Fresh Soup

A La Carte Columns

February 26, 2017

Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: Caitlin Basilio

Grilled Bok Choy and Lemon Soup ($4 bowl)

Grilled Bok Choy and Lemon Soup ($4 bowl)

Hawaii has been unusually chilly lately with strong trade winds and rainy days, which is all the more reason why diners are making their way to GRYLT for some freshly made soup.

With three locations on Oahu — in Ala Moana Center’s Makai Market Food Court, Kahala Mall and Kailua — GRYLT proudly cooks up a variety of sizzling concoctions.

The business takes pride in using the freshest ingredients that are locally sourced when possible in each of its dishes. And though the take-out eatery didn’t always offer soup in the past, corporate chef José Arias says that’s about to change.

“We want to start doing soups that are always made fresh daily so (the flavors) change throughout the week, meaning we’ll have small batches of soup every day.”

Soups at GRYLT cost $4 for a bowl and $2 for a cup. A few favorites include Coconut Cauliflower Velouté, which is dairy-free and vegetarian with coconut milk, cauliflower, green onions and cilantro oil. Another is Roasted Sweet Potato with Grilled Cauliflower, which offers pureed roasted yams, cream, basil and Indian masala curry topped off with basil and grilled cauliflower.


Dive into Grilled Bok Choy and Lemon Soup ($4 bowl pictured), which is full of green onions, grilled bok choy, mushroom, sesame oil, chili flakes and soy sauce. According to corporate chef José Arias, the broth is vegetable-based and made with onions, carrots, celery, bok choy, and cabbage. “It’s got a lot of Asian influence, but the veggies are thrown in raw so that they keep their nutrition,” says Arias. “That’s the main thing about our soups, we want to make them really healthy as well.”


Ala Moana Center,
Makai Market Food Court,
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 1160 B, Honolulu
(Additional Locations In Kahala Mall And Kailua)
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Grylt.com and builtbygrylt.com

Honolulu, HI 96814

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