A holiday meal full of flavor

A La Carte

October 23, 2022

Story By: Averie Soto | Photos by: Chef Chai

(Above and below) Thanksgiving Wiki Wiki boxes (prices vary) include holiday meal classics.

When COVID-19 hit, chef Chai Chaowasaree of Chef Chai restaurant needed to find a way to get his Hawaiian-Asian fusion food out to the island; hence the Wiki Wiki box was born. Now, with the holiday season approaching, the popular restaurant is bringing its Thanksgiving Wiki Wiki boxes to customers.

“We have offered our Wiki Wiki box since 2020,” says Chaowasaree. “Last year, we baked about 2,000 pounds of turkey.”

Available now for preorder, this seasonal box will include an appetizer of Alaskan king crab cakes with garlic aioli and mango salsa; a salad of organically grown Big Island baby greens with tangerine vinaigrette; a roasted pumpkin kabocha soup and lobster bisque; pre-sliced roasted turkey; Granny Smith apple and raisin bread stuffing; roasted peanut butter squash, baby carrot, onion, and spinach; mashed Yukon gold potatoes; cranberry apricot chutney, giblet gravy; and for dessert, classic pumpkin pie.

“Our cuisine is very flavorful, vibrant and current,” Chaowasaree says. “We never stand still and always evolve to the trend, and that makes us unique and interesting.”

Small Wiki Wiki boxes are available for $150 for two people and larger boxes are available for $250 for four people.

Customers can pick up their purchases from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

1009 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

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