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Delightful treats

Step Up to the Plate

July 28, 2019

Story By: Elima Pangorang |


Have you been craving a warm, ooey gooey chocolaty sweet treat? If so, you may be synced in with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day that is coming up on Aug. 8. If you’re looking for a spot to satiate this, get your fix at MW Restaurant, which bakes up some serious batches of its famous MW Grandma’s Cookies.

Co-owner Michelle Karr-Ueoka says this nostalgic snack is a tribute to her grandma and a way for her legacy to live on in the restaurant. As a little girl, Karr-Ueoka loved baking with her grandma, especially during Christmas time when they would bake up extra batches of her grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies. The recipe is the same as the oatmeal raisin cookies, except replaced with lots of chocolate chips as that is Karr-Ueoka’s favorite flavor.

MW Restaurant’s Grandma’s Cookies is a nostalgic throwback perfect for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Aug. 8.

On another note, MW is a prime choice for private gatherings and catering. Opt to utilize MW’s elegant facilities for your next party by reserving the full restaurant (for up to 107 guests) or a private dining room (for up to 42 guests). Furthermore, customers can order on-site catering to-go.

“Different styles of service can also be provided such as hand passed canapes, heavy pupus, buffet style and individually plated,” says director of sales and events Natalie Lee. “Custom menus are popular since each guest we cater for is looking for something different.”

For more information, call the restaurant or email Lee at nlee@ mwrestaurant.com. There also is an inquiry form on the MW Restaurant website that can be filled out under the Private Dining and Catering tab.


Co-owner Michelle Karr-Ueoka shares this refreshing treat is not one’s typical shave ice, instead of ice, fresh mango shavings are the star of this dish, which are locally sourced from Makaha Mangoes by Mark and Candy Suiso.


Tapioca reminds Karr-Ueoka of a favorite treat of her own, halo-halo. Also, Fresh mango cubes highlight the different types of mango — Hayden, Mapulehu and Shibata — available for the week.


Kafir lemongrass panna cotta and mochi ice cream add a smooth creaminess to the dish that leave senses floating on Cloud 9.


It is topped off with “goodie goodie,” which is a tribute to mango sherbet, and, you guessed it, more fresh shaved mango to seal the deal!

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