Very Special Thanks to Matt from Roy’s in Poipu Kauai…

If you ever find yourself on Kauai, generic make sure to stop by www.roysrestaurant.com in Poipu and say hello to this gentleman Matt Dela Cruz –

Matt - Head Super Iron Chef at Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill

Head Chef at Roy’s, He is also a MIXTAPE FAN and Hip Hop Head, and when He found out I was on the island and it was my bday, he went out of his way to create a VERY VERY special Menu for us to check out.

He told me he had been a fan of the mixes, played them in the kitchen, drew inspiration from them for his own craft of making gourmet food.

Here is a rundown of the dishes…

-“Kala Koa” Crudo w/fresh ahi & Japanese hamachi
-Szechwan Baby Back Ribs w/Mongolian BBQ sauce
-Crispy Calamari w/yuzu limu kohu emulsion & garlic aioli
-Japanese Misoyaki Marinated Butterfish w/sizzling bell pepper soy vinaigrette
-“Kaui Style Street Food” (Roy’s Style Hamura’s Saimin w/Kaneshiro farms pork belly dashi & quail egg,
Housemade Bao Buns w/slow braised Kaneshiro farms pork, kim chee Asian pears, fresh watercress & Korean BBQ sauce, Whole Fried Kekaha Shrimp w/smoked Hawaiian sea salt )
-Dessert Roy’s Chocolate Souffle, Pineapple Upside Down Cake & Apple Volcano all served w/Lapperts vanilla bean ice cream

How did it taste you may ask???

SIMPLY AMAZING – BUT – I’ll let the pictures do the talking –

"Kala Koa" Crudo w/fresh ahi & Japanese hamachi

Szechwan Baby Back Ribs w/Mongolian BBQ sauce

Crispy Calamari w/yuzu limu kohu emulsion & garlic aioli

Japanese Misoyaki Marinated Butterfish w/sizzling bell pepper soy vinaigrette

"Kaui Style Street Food" Housemade Bao Buns w/slow braised Kaneshiro farms pork, kim chee Asian pears, fresh watercress & Korean BBQ sauce, Whole Fried Kekaha Shrimp w/smoked Hawaiian sea salt )

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Kaui Style Street Food" Roy's Style Hamura's Saimin w/Kaneshiro farms pork belly dashi & quail egg

Dessert Roy's Chocolate Souffle, Pineapple Upside Down Cake & Apple Volcano all served w/Lapperts vanilla bean ice cream

Matt, I thank you so much for sharing your gift with me and my peeps! The next mixtape is on me!

If you guys are in the mood for GOOD GOOD GOOD Grinds, and are out in Kauai, Roy’s is a MUST.

Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr
Poipu, HI 96756
P 808.742.5000
www.roysrestaurant.com

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