Quick Bites: Japengo, Miso & Ale, more
Japengo Wish Dish: Japengo is offering a “Japengo Wish Dish” to help Make-A-Wish Hawaii celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Starting today until Sept. 29, order the Japengo Wish Dish, or Japengo’s Szechuan eggplant ($13), and $2 of every sale will be donated to the local charity as part of Hyatt Regency Waikiki’s annual fundraising campaign, “Swing for Wishes.”
Japengo will also donate $3 from every Keiki Bento Box ($15) sold during the duration of the special.
Call 237-6180 or visit waikiki.hyatt.com for reservations.
Ramen Rebellion: Miso & Ale presents “Ramen Rebellion,” a pop-up ramen shop at Mr. Ojisan on Kapahulu Avenue on Sunday.
It’s described by the duo — made up of chefs Christopher Okuhara and Christopher Gee — as “an evening of noodles and mayhem.”
Choose from several ramen bowls named Essence, Vegetable, Pork Belly Katsu, Oxtail, Short Rib and Opihi. All ramen bowls are served with fresh chuuka soba.
The one-night-only event takes place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Mr. Ojisan in Kilohana Square, 1016 Kapahulu Ave. while supplies last. Seating will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices for ramen bowls range from $8 to $15. Side orders and add-ons of short ribs, oxtail, pork belly katsu, extra veggies, broth and noodles are also available for between $1 and $4.
Takeout will also be available from 6:30 p.m. to midnight while supplies last.
Antica Wine Dinner: Beachhouse at the Moana is warming up to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival with a special wine dinner on Wednesday in Waikiki.
Called the “Old World New World Wine Dinner,” the four-course menu will be paired with award-winning labels from Antica Winery of Tuscany. Glenn Salva of Antica Winery is guest of honor.
Start the evening with hors d’oeuvres, followed by appetizers.
The main course is “Hawaiian Bistecca” — grilled ribeye steak with aged balsamic vinegar and sides of soft polenta, oven-roasted Hamakua mushrooms and crispy brussels sprouts, served with Antica Cabernet ’09 & Antinori Tignanello ’08.
Family-style Italian cheeses are on the menu, along with a dessert of Kabocha Budino, Cioccolato and Biscotti served with Antinori Vin Santo ’07.
Olive oil made from olives grown on the Antinori Estate in Tuscany will also be served.
A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $135 per person. Beachhouse at the Moana is at the Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave. Call 923-2816 or email email@example.com.
Bikini Beach Cafe: The Bikini Beach Cafe opened this summer near The Cheesecake Factory at the Royal Hawaiian Center.
The cafe offers a selection of backyard barbecue favorites including a signature Caribbean-inspired Barbacoa Bun filled with slow-braised, chipotle lime beef topped with chipotle mayo and lime cabbage slaw. Cheeseburgers, chili dogs, nachos and rainbow shave ice are served, too.
Prices range from $4.50 for hot dogs to $7.50 for the Barbacoa Bun.
Find Bikini Beach Cafe on level 1 of Building C at Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
– Compiled by Nina Wu. Email “quickbites” news to firstname.lastname@example.org.