Local Fare Gets Healthy Makeover

A La Carte

August 12, 2018

Story By: Randy Dela Cruz | Photos by: R. Dela Cruz

BBQ Chicken Power Bowl ($9.98)

The concept of eating healthy food that not only tastes good, but also is good for you isn’t always carried out to perfection, however, that’s not the case at GRYLT. Stop by any of its three locations and that’s exactly what you will find and more.

Always using the finest and freshest ingredients from local vendors, GRYLT gives hungry diners a wonderful selection of familiar dishes, such as garlic shrimp, loco moco and mouthwatering Angus steaks and burgers.

“We don’t stray away too much to something that is unfamiliar,” says Jose Arias, corporate chef. “What we realize is that we can make local food good. What we try to show people is that we can make it healthy, make it nutritious.”

Smokey Swai Power Bowl ($9.98)

Arias notes that at the heart of GRYLT’s food preparation is simple ingredients to let the flavor of each dish shine through.

“We use very basic ingredients, but with very good fundamental techniques to bring out as much flavor as we can,” says Arias. “When you buy locally, when you source good ingredients, your end result is ultimately better.”


A recent addition to the menu is a delightful trio of filling and tasty meals called “Power Bowls.”

Coming in three flavorful variations — BBQ Chicken, Grilled Tofu and Smokey Swai — the bowls are $9.98 each and are packed with enough food to satisfy almost anyone.

The BBQ Chicken is marinated then grilled to perfection, while the Grilled Tofu is sprinkled with Hawaiian sea salt and pepper. And the Smokey Swai is a flaky white fish that is grilled to order.

Each bowl comes with brown or white rice, picked onions, edamame, red cabbage, fried crispy onions and can be topped with GRYLT’s in-house Asian Fusion sauce.

Power Bowls currently are only served at GRYLT’s Ala Moana Center location.

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