my brother and sister-in-law gave a very awesome christmas gift – gift certificate to alan wong’s. we finally had the chance to try it out. we got the “tasting of the classics.” the food was good, but it was SO much. we are not small eaters, but i was totally stuffed at the end. i think maybe they could reduce some of the portions… or not offer so many entrees in the tasting menu, like it would havae been nice to have a salad instead of say the lasagna. anyway, next time we’ll order ala carte so we won’t be so full.
“Soup And Sandwich” Chilled Vine Ripened Hamakua Springs Tomato Soup Grilled Mozzarella Cheese, Kalua Pig Sandwich
look at that huge cheese thing! this is what i am talking about… it’s like the size of half a sheet of paper! nice cheesy kalua pig sandwich, creamy tomato soup.
here’s a picture of the soup:
Chopped Ahi Sashimi and Avocado Salsa Stack Stacked on Crispy Won Ton, Spicy Aioli and Wasabi Soy
this was good, although i am not a huge fan of crispy won ton, but that’s just me. we saw the appetizer size of this thing and it was ridiculous. it must have had a diameter of like 4-5″.
Ginger Crusted Onaga, Long-Tail Red Snapper Miso Sesame Vinaigrette, Organic Hamakua Mushrooms and Kahuku Corn
both of us chose this one as our favorite, although the fish could have been seasoned better. the sauce went really well with the fish and the corn. also, cameron is not really a big fish person, so it’s unexpected that this was his favorite.
this was good, but so rich! nicely cooked seafood in here. this about where i started to get quite full…
Twice Cooked Short Rib, Soy Braised and Grilled “Kalbi” Style Gingered Shrimp, Ko Choo Jang Sauce
the eggplant needed some seasoning. the shrimp and short rib were good, but i was so full!
“Mini Coconut” Haupia Sorbet in a Chocolate Shell, Tropical Fruits and Lilikoi Sauce
when this came out, we were like, “are you serious???” look at it, it’s huge! i think it would taste better without all the coconut shavings on the chocolate, was a little too coconutty. i was so full already though, so it was hard to enjoy this…
anyway, the food was good, but next time i’d rather order ala carte because the classic tasting menu has too many entrees and too much food. i couldn’t really appreciate the last few dishes because i was too full. also that dessert is kind of ridiculous. anyway, we had a good time! we’ll have a better strategy next time 🙂