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May 10, 2008
From journal Dining on the Big Island of Hawaii
June 6, 2003
This is one of Hawaii’s most famous restaurants — a remarkably beautiful stand-alone beach front restaurant where you can sit at an outside table on the deck and watch the sunset and the afterglow on the ocean.
However once you can tear your eyes away from the view and focus them on the menu in front of you, I suggest starting with either the Chinatown Duck, this is sliced duck on chilled scallion noodles served with a plum sauce (this is one of their most well-known dishes), or the Seared Peppered Ahi (tuna), which is served rare with Togarashi, Ponzu sauce.
If you're in the mood for a soup try the cracked Kona lobster and crab soup, otherwise head straight for the entrees.
Want a salad for you entree, the seafood salad is an excellent choice, with Maine lobster (it is actually grown on Kona so it is really fresh), Dungeness Crab and Tiger Prawns served with a vinaigrette.
Want something a little more hearty? Try the roasted rack of lamb, which is served with a herb-marinade, sweet potato cake and cabernet jus.
My other favorite the Shanghai lobster which is wok-charred with Waimea spinach and shrimp fried rice.
If after all of this you still have room for something sweet, try the mango and macadamia nut tart with vanilla sauce and fresh sweet cream. This should help cleanse your palette a little.
From journal A weekend on the "Big Island"