Despite making it to Liholiho Yacht Club over a month and a half ago, I’ve been procrastinating writing this up. So here’s something quick. (Went on 1/20/2013)
Tombo on a nori chip. I love crunchy things and this was no exception.
Fried pig ears garnishing a papaya salad. Did I mention I love crunchy things?
Seasoned boiled peanuts. Not much difference from the boiled peanuts my mom buys in China town…
Salmon roe and fried potato skins, over potatoes. I liked the sauce and the garnishes, but the potatoes were too starchy so the dish was a bit bland.
Miso dressing on iceberg. If you like miso, delicious.
Baby octopus with kimchi radishes. I really liked both, but not particularly together.
Sticky rice in lotus leaves, cooked with mushrooms. I wish more places served it with mushrooms… It was a nice change from the traditional fatty pork.
Manila clams in tofu. Pretty solid, but nothing to write home about.
And the mains! Pork belly to the left and fried quail to the right. I’m honestly not a huge fan of pork belly… So it wasn’t bad, but not mind blowing. The quail, however, was absolutelyfreakingamazing. Crisp, moist and slightly honeyed. The second time I went, I found that I could order an extra serving for $12. It seems a bit steep… but oh SO worth it.
Bacon apple malasadas with coconut cream. Greasy & delicious. Just like malasadas should be.
Like the host restaurant, Liholiho serves things in small portions. It’s really cute and photogenic… But my one big complaint was that the food wasn’t served hot enough. I found myself eating faster than I’d like to in an attempt to eat all the food (especially the mains, the apps were fine cold) while still warm. Service aside, the food was varied, unique and (for the most part) well balanced. I’d go back.
Oh wait, I already did. This is what happens when you finally post pictures really, really late.