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Tasty, convenient cuisine to-go

A La Carte

October 17, 2021

Story By: Lianne Bidal Thompson | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Oxtail Soup ($20)

Earlier this year, Artizen by MW joined its sister eatery, MW Restaurant at its new location at 888 Kapiolani Blvd.

“Artizen is basically more casual,” explains chef and co-owner Wade Uekoa. “The concept of our cuisine is similar (to MW Restaurant), but we make it a little more casual — grab-and-go or plate lunch-style downstairs.”

Hamburger Curry ($15)

Popular menu choices include the Mochi-crusted Fish and an array of salads such as Salmon and Tofu, and new offerings such as Asian Chicken and Ahi Miso.

Now, Artizen is offering its Save It For Later menu. These are frozen dishes that can be simply heated up in the microwave or on the stovetop. The menu makes for the perfect solution for busy weekday dinners or how to handle meals as the holiday bustle gets in full swing.

Seafood Gumbo ($15)

“We tried to build things thinking about the customer … So we wanted to provide some simple things that people could enjoy at home,” Ueoka adds.

Offerings include MW Chili, Hamburger Curry and Oxtail Soup.

“(It’s) our oxtail soup we used to serve at the restaurant,” Ueoka says, adding that it comes with a side of Chinese cabbage and ginger scallion oil.

“So, it’s a little different take on an oxtail soup where we do oxtail, pork belly and corned beef. I always like eating oxtail soup, but for me, I hate messing with the bone, so we put more meat inside.”

Other hearty offerings include the Seafood Gumbo and Seafood Bisque.

“These are all things that are just a different line of things we’re trying to think of that are simple that peo ple can heat up and have at home,” he says.

Most items on the Save It For Later menu are $15, while the Oxtail Soup is $20 for a 32-ounce container.

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