Food La La: Brunch at Hula Grill
BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
I think brunch is the best time of day. You don’t need to wake up early, yet you can still enjoy breakfast favorites such as omelets and waffles.
Recently, I had brunch with my friends at Hula Grill located in the Outrigger Waikiki to check out their new menu.
Make sure to request to sit outside so you can have a nice view of the ocean!
The Croissant French Toast ($9.75) was the favorite of all the dishes. It’s rich, buttery, and covered with Kula strawberries and bacon crème. It’s a happy blend of savory and sweet.
The Kahuna Burrito ($11.25) is a popular dish. It’s filled with eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese, avocado and a chipotle salsa cream. The spicy chipotle cream really adds to the dish and gives it a pop of flavor.
Eggs Benedict is, by far, my favorite breakfast food, so I was happy to see Hula Grill offers four different types: classic ham, Portuguese sausage, a vegetarian style with Hau’ula tomatoes and a version made with fresh ahi. We tried their Seared Peppered Ahi Benedict ($13.25) with wasabi hollandaise sauce. The sauce was creamy and not too spicy. Eggs Benedict is usually richer, so I think this dish is great if you want something on the lighter side.
The Crab and Avocado Benedict ($12.75) was one of the weekly specials. Crab with avocado always goes great together, and the avocado adds even more decadence to this dish.
The Fried Rice Fo’ Days ($10.25) contains kalua pork, Kukui Portugese sausage and bacon. The dish is rich but not greasy. The kalua pork has a tangy flavor that brightly wakes up the fried rice.
This Father’s Day, Hula Grill will offer a special menu until 2 p.m. that includes half-priced mimosas and the following specials:
» Kalua Pork Hash ($12.75)
» Fresh Bacon Benedict ($12)
» Biscuits and Gravy ($10.25)
» Chicken Karaage Sandwich ($11.25)
» Steak and Eggs ($16)
» Crispy Monte Cristo ($11.25)
» Lobster Salad Sliders ($14.50)
» Loco Moco Brunch Burger ($11.75)
Overall, Hula Grill is a great place to have brunch with friends, relax, and enjoy the view!
Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.