Tasteful BuffetsCover Story
May 7, 2023
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
Diners are treated to two new themed buffets at the iconic Plumeria Beach House within The Kahala Hotel & Resort. The spectacular dining experiences are currying favor with guests as they noodle around with the stellar selections.
Plumeria Beach House has introduced a slurp-tastic Noodle Bar on Thursdays for lunch (noon-2 p.m.; $55 per person, keiki 6-12 years old are $30) and dinner (5:30-8:30 p.m.; $75 per person, keiki 6-12 years old are $40). The buffet concept is simple: Select a favorite broth, such as roasted pork and chicken broth, then pick a noodle, such as chow fun, ramen or won ton. Then, pick a protein including charsiu, brisket, poached chicken and shrimp. Finally, add toppings, including fish cake, egg, bok choy, mushrooms, fried garlic and shallots.
In addition to the noodle choices, guests may also enjoy dim sum selections during dinner service with shrimp har gow, pork hash, pot stickers and chicken satay. Guests can also keep the good times rolling with even more noodle entrée choices such as spanish seafood fideua with shrimp, mussels, calamari, Hawaiian fresh catch and Portuguese sausage; Singapore noodles with chicken; pad Thai; vongole; and nasi goreng. Of course, there are also sweet treats available for dessert including coconut tapioca, tiramisu, pineapple upside-down cake, chocolate mousse cake, butter mochi and The Kahala’s signature bread pudding with crème anglaise.
As an inside scoop for Dining Out readers, Plumeria Beach House is rolling out another brand-new buffet experience tonight and every Sunday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with its International Curry Buffet ($75 per person, $40 per keiki ages 6-12). This features a host of favorites, including Chinese chicken salad, spicy Indian cucumber salad and green papaya salad; fresh ahi poke, tako poke and ahi sashimi; chicken satay, Thai sticky rice, jasmine pilaf with peas and cumin, and warm naan bread; a carving station featuring tandoori lamb chops; a curry “bazaar” with seemingly endless options such as roasted pork, grilled beef sirloin and shrimp that can be paired with red curry, green curry and tikka masala and toppings such as cilantro, Thai basil and mango chutney; and, of course, desserts the likes of house-made brownies, chocolate mousse cake, almond float and butter mochi.
The elevated, extraordinary sensory adventures available at Plumeria Beach House present guests with an elegant and refined, yet comfortable and relaxing, foray into cuisine that is grounded in the resort’s rich legacy and time-tested traditions. From The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s grand entrance to the elegant ocean view dining room, guests are in for quite a treat.
“We are excited to introduce a range of delectable flavors from around the world with our two new buffets,” says Joe Ibarra, vice president and general manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
“As always, chef Jonathan and our culinary team have developed something unique to experience, with endless options, enough to satisfy everyone’s palates.”