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  Good health, fortune, food here Story by AVERIE SOTO
 Combination Special: Nitsuke Butterfish and Vegetable Tempura (call for price)
  Photos by A. CONSILLIO
The new year is here and Sekiya’s Restau- rant & Delicatessen in Honolulu is ringing in 2023 with some original foods symbolizing future hope and prosperity. One of these de- lectable treats is the side dish kuromame (call for price, while supplies last). The sugary, sweet black beans are meant to represent good luck and health, according to general manager Faye Hara.
“ ‘Kuro’ is black and ‘mame’ is bean, but ‘mame’ also means working hard like a bee, so Japanese people eat kuromame to hopeful- ly be able to work in good health in the new year,” she notes.
The eatery will also fea- ture a combination special of Nitsuke Butterfish and
Vegetable Tempura (call for updated price). The butter- fish is simmered in soy sauce and paired with green beans, onion, carrots, zucchini, and green bell peppers — all cooked tempura style.
The meal also includes miso soup, rice and tsukemo- no, and although these dishes may be new, the restaurant will continue to keep the fam- ily-friendly atmosphere for which it’s known.
“What we want people to experience here at Sekiya’s
is a feeling of comfort and nostalgia,” says chef Leonard “Trey” Paresa, who has been with Seki- ya’s for nearly a decade. “We’ve been using the same recipes since the beginning, and people from all over have grown up with our taste and flavors. It’s no-frills, just good old-fash- ioned food.”
2746 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu 808-732-1656
And, please note that Sekiya’s Restaurant & Del- icatessen will be closed on New Year’s Day.
Plate of the week
 Kuromame (call for price)
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