Quick Bites: Farrell’s Hawaii, Hiroshi, Japengo

Feb. 14, 2014 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Chef Jon Matsubara of Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa will offer a specially priced tasting menu for kamaaina and military. (Star-Advertiser / 2013)

Chef Jon Matsubara of Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa will offer a specially priced tasting menu for kamaaina and military. (Star-Advertiser / 2013)

BY MICHELLE RAMOS / mramos@staradvertiser.com

MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN: Do you love Girl Scout cookies? Do you love ice cream? Now you can have both in one bite. Farrell’s Hawaii and Girl Scouts of Hawaii Troop 188 have partnered to create three desserts: Not-So-Thin Mint Shake, Tag-Along with Me Sundae and Gotta Have Sa-moa Sundae.

The Thin Mint shake includes mint chocolate chip ice cream topped with whipped cream, Thin Mint crumbles and a Thin Mint cookie.

The Tag-Along sundae consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream, caramel, Tagalong crumbles and a Tagalong cookie.

Finally, the Sa-moa sundae features one scoop of chocolate ice cream rolled in toasted coconut flakes and topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Samoas crumbles and a Samoas cookie.

All three items are available until March 31.

Each dessert costs $5.95; $1 goes to funding for the troop’s educational trip to Alaska in May when members will be earning various badges. Their itinerary includes panning for gold, learning about totem poles and Inuit Indians, and observing bald eagles, migrating whales, salmon spawning and, hopefully, some bears.

For more information go to hsalinks.com/1eZXhLt.

GO LOCAL: There are just two more days left for Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas’ special locally grown menu. On Feb. 23 and 24, diners can enjoy mekajiki carpaccio, shichimi seared ahi, braised shinsato pork and lilikoi creme caramel for $35. Wine pairing is also available for an additional $13.95.

Reservations can be made at 533-4476. Make sure to say you want the locally grown menu when reserving.

SPECIAL DEAL FOR KAMAAINA AND MILITARY: Chef Jon Matsubara is offering a special price for his tasting menu at Japengo.

For $49, kamaaina and military personnel will receive a glass of wine and a four-course meal consisting of chilled hamachi and ikura; ocean cappuccino with lobster, crab, prawn and cabbage in a kaffir and lemongrass broth; choice of filet mignon or fish; and a Waialua Estate flourless chocolate cake with gelato.

The price for diners who are not kamaaina or military personnel is $55.

The restaurant is open from 6 to 10 p.m. and is in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa at 2424 Kalakaua Ave. Valet and self-parking are complimentary. To reserve, call 237-6180 or go to japengowaikiki.com.
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