Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Roy's Waikiki

One of our favorite, if not the favorite, meals from vacation was at Roy's Waikiki. We made reservations for a Friday evening before we left Pittsburgh. It was a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel along the beach. Here's what we enjoyed:
This bowl of spicy edamame was waiting at our table. I didn't eat any (spicy) but SP thought they were fantastic. He ate two bowls of them.
SP started with Iichiko Blu Shochu while I opted for chardonnay. Later on he had some Hakutake Shochu.
We shared Sweet Home Waima-Nalo Salad (Nalo Mesclun Greens, Creamy Herb Dressing). The dressing was fantastic.
SP chose what I thought was a small meal but it's what he wanted: Tetsuyaki - Big Eye ‘Ahi Poke-Yaki (Hamakua Mushrooms, Topped with Peppercorn Soy). He said it was excellent.
I chose Shellfish Orzo “Mac & Cheese” (Kona Lobster Tail, Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Prosciutto, Lemon, Tarragon). This is many of my favorite flavors/food on one plate. Delicious creamy, cheesy orzo mac & cheese. Roasted tomato. Zucchini. Shrimp stuffed with crab. Finally shellfish paired with mac & cheese that wasn't overcooked, tough, rubbery. It was so darn good. Not to mention the prosciutto, the lemon, and tarragon, one of my favorite herbs. I allowed SP 2 small bites of orzo and he was allowed to have the shrimp tails because I don't like trying to pry out the bit of shrimp under the tail shell. This was a "keep your fork off my plate because it's so darn good I'm not sharing" meal.
Post dinner tea: mango peach for me, some kind of green tea for SP.
SP was all about the Pineapple Upside-down Cake dessert. I don't like pineapple, so this was all for him and he ate all of it.
I didn't really want dessert, I was pretty full, but pineapple cake wasn't going to cut it and I couldn't just sit there, sipping tea, while SP enjoyed a dessert. So I opted for Roy’s Melting Hot Chocolate SoufflĂ© with Vanilla Ice cream & Raspberry Coulis.
It was good, a little rich and decadent for my tastes these days, and I couldn't finish it. I wish I could have shared it with someone.

Everyone at Roy's was friendly, helpful, attentive - terrific service. Delicious food. Relaxing atmosphere. We had some other delicious dinners, but for some reason, this is the one we keep saying was our best meal of vacation. I'd go back to Hawaii just for that shellfish mac & cheese.

Roy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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