What better way to spend Cinco de Mayo than going on a food tour! We were invited to a VIP Food Tour at SALT at our Kaka’ako. We love going to SALT for their cafes but haven’t enjoyed any of the bars and restaurants. This was a perfect introduction for us, and we’re here to share it with you!
SALT at Our Kaka’ako is an urban and modern place for dining, clothing, and other businesses. From cafes, bars, desserts, and more, this is a great place to go in Honolulu! Also, when it comes to events, this place holds one of the popular events called Honolulu Night Market. Other events are held here such as Pow Wow, Yoga and Brunch, and Mom Made Market.
The modern Kaka’ako is a tribute to it’s past in its name SALT, referring to old salt farms and combining that with the community of Aloha. Beautifully constructed, open-air market vibe and modern art is something to behold and encourage the rest of Hawaii to adopt.
LET’S START THE FOOD TOUR!
Our first stop on our food tour is at the Moku Kitchen – I’ve wanted to try their food after all the raves on Yelp. Also, they were awarded “2018 Hale Aina Award winner for Best New Restaurant”. The food tour was off to a great start! Here are the dishes we tasted from left to right:
- (*) Coconut Corn Chowder – coconut milk, potatoes, celery, organic kale, tomato, and lemongrass
- Portuguese Tako Stew – slow-cooked octopus, fresh fish, sausage, potato, and beans
- (*) Lobster Deviled Eggs – big island lobster, dill, and lime
- (*) Jidori Chicken Salad – waipoli mixed greens, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and creamy herb vinaigrette
- Jidori Chicken Breast – mushroom, tomato, and cabernet sauce
- Rotisserie Duck – ginger, soy glaze, and mole sauce
- (-) Pan Roasted Pepper Steak – beef skillet steak, Szechuan peppercorn crust, and fresh herb butter
- Prime Rib – slow fire roasted, horseradish sauce, and old school jus
- Rosemary Roasted Pork – mushroom jus(*) Our favorite dishes / (-) Least favorite dish
Moku Kitchen also brought out their Cream Pie – ALL OF THE FLAVORS! We were already experiencing premature signs of what could only have been a food-coma, but once the dessert came out, being full was no longer the issue. They have Strawberry, Chocolate Mac Nut, Banana, and Haupia. When it comes to desserts, we don’t discriminate! All were delicious, especially the Haupia and Banana!
After Moku Kitchen, we headed over to SALT Barn which is an outdoor setting for a Jack in the Box tasting. We got to taste the new Cholula Buttery Jack and Cholula Fries.
- Cholula Fries is made of white cheese sauce, garlic herb butter, and Cholula hot sauce.
- Cholula Buttery Jack is made with Cholula hot sauce, crispy-fried jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato with the signature beef patty with melted garlic herb butter and signature bun.
- Cholula hot sauce is made with a blend of piquin peppers, arbol, peppers, vinegar, and spices.
Lastly, we finished our tour off with Pitch Sports Bar with a complimentary Don Julio cocktail and their Cinco de Mayo menu. Pitch Sports Bar is a fun place to be, located on the second floor. We haven’t tried their regular menu, but after working their Cinco de Mayo food, we’ll have to visit Pitch Sports Bar! They exceeded expectation and presentation of their food!
We had a great time sampling food from different restaurants at SALT at Our Kaka’ako. We love coming here because the parking is easy since they have a parking garage with ample amount of parking space! If you’re looking for a spot to eat, shop, and events, all in one place, SALT at Our Kaka’ako is the place to check out!
Honolulu, HI 96813