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A feast for the family

A La Carte

August 30, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Kuhio Grille

Find kalua pig and cabbage

Treat everyone in your household to a mini Hawaiian-stye luau with a Kuhio Grille Ohana Meal ($50) that features three of the eatery’s famous 1-pound Laulaus (cut in half), kalua pig and cabbage, white rice, potato mac salad and haupia.

โ€œWe wanted to put together an option that offered one of our signature dishes,โ€ says manager Lauren Araki. โ€œWe felt that putting it together as a package allowed us to offer it at a substantial discount.โ€

It feeds about four people, but if you’re in need of more food, or just want to indulge in another one of many Kuhio Grille specialties, a definite must-try is the Kanak Atak ($22.99) that comes with the 1-pound Laulau, kalua pig, lomi salmon, pickled onions, two scoops rice and haupia.

Helpings of the famous 1-pound Laulau in Kuhio Grilleโ€™s Ohana Meal ($50) that serves four.

There’s also the Fried Rice Loco ($11.99), which is a half order of Kuhio Grille’s famous fried rice, accompanied by a homemade hamburger patty, egg and homemade brown gravy all over. In the Taro Corned Beef Hash and Eggs ($10.49), expect a handmade corned beef hash patty with taro instead of potatoes.

โ€œIt gives it a nice local taste,โ€ explains Araki. โ€œI like it when its crispy with fried rice.โ€

You’ll notice that homemade is a common word across the Kuhio Grille menu, and the descriptor says a lot about the care and craftsmanship that goes into each dish.

For Kuhio Grille’s chicken katsu, the poultry is de-boned, seasoned and breaded in house, and the katsu sauce is also created from scratch.

โ€œWe use the bones to make our dashi for our saimin and the skin to make our secret menu item, crispy chicken skin. It’s so good with chili pepper water,โ€ she continues. โ€œWe like to make things like how grandma used to.โ€

Everything โ€” including the myriad daily-made desserts โ€” is available for takeout, and Araki, and her sisters Erin and Shannon, just want everyone to come in to enjoy some good old-fashioned home cooking.

โ€œWe appreciate all of our community’s support,โ€ adds Araki.

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