Revel In SpecialtiesA La Carte
September 9, 2018
Story By: Randy Dela Cruz | Photos by: Randy Dela Cruz
From its contemporary dining area to its tasteful combinations of Korean and local flavors, YogurStory creates the ideal spot to gather for a culinary experience like no other.
For eight years, the Asian bistro has been an oasis of serenity right in the busy Keeaumoku district, serving a unique combination of food that has delighted kamaaina and visitors alike with just the right mix of eastern and western flair.
“What we try to do is take from our Korean menu and make it for local palate,” says Dohee Kim, manager of YogurStory, which offers two floors of dining space. “Everybody loves our ambience. It’s comfortable and fancy.”
Offering a full menu featuring breakfast, brunch and dinner options, YogurStory serves up delectable dishes like its beloved Ube Pancakes, a to-die-for confection of Okinawan sweet potato pancakes topped off with special house-made ube coconut sauce, and the ever-popular Hurricane Rice Bowl, which is a delicious and filling dish of mixed vegetables and barbecue beef.
If you’re in town and just getting off of work, enjoy a relaxing dinner and sit back with an espresso, cocktail, or a selection from a list of house wines, and domestic and imported beers.
LOCO MOCO MAGIC
If you never tried YogurStory’s Hawaiian Loco Moco ($15), you are missing out.
The restaurant’s version of the local favorite features a massive 13-ounce hamburger patty that is grilled on an open fire to smoky perfection. Placed over a bed of steaming white rice, the patty is smothered in savory house-made brown gravy, before being topped with two large easy-over eggs. Diners can choose to make the dish even more scrumptious by substituting the white rice for a heaping mound of Fat Pig Fried Rice ($3 more), a porkalicious combo of bacon, pork adobo, Portuguese sausage and green onions.