the other yelpers are dead on about that chiffon pie! absolutely delicious!
Slice of heaven is what this place should be called! Food for the soul is what it is! Wong's a definite top of my list
The west side's favorite place for saimin. Ms S liked the Wor Won Ton Mein because it had shrimp, chinese bbq pork and wontons. I had the roast pork saimin. A large bowl with great flavored roast pork duly arrived. The staff were friendly and helpful. we also ended up taking a roast duck home for dinner. It and some sides fed four us us with plenty to spare for $20.
All other places were about to close for the day. We had a choice to eat in Subway or try the Filipino place. Eating at Subway sounded to lame for vacation. We never ate Filipino food before. So we decided to try it out just out of curiosity. We were the only non Filipino customers. I guess that is the reason we've got a preferential treatment. The food was tasty and very inexpensive. We paid less than $10 for our meal. I liked chicken papaya, other type of chicken, that I don't remember the name and some dish that looked like a spring roll. I also liked fried banana. This place is a super good deal in my opinion.
Filipino Food, homemade. Funky place, a couple of tables, but mostly take-out. Had chicken wing dish that was very good and fabulous purple tapioca pudding. Don't know the name of either dish. Will return. Food is on steam table, you can see what you are ordering. We stopped there again on the way home for more of the purple pudding, it was that good.
After hiking in the Waimea Canyon we were plenty hungry. Most of restaurants seem to close at 5 pm. Search found Aaron's. Being unfamiliar with Filipino food this seemed like good time to try something new. While only 3 small tables we decided to take-out. iChat after we ordered 6 locals stopped in so this seemed like a good sign. A lot of food for cheap price. Would have given higher rating but found order of squid missing when we got back to condo.
Ok I gave 3 not for the food but the service, people are nice and helpful The food...oh the food SALT SALT SALT oh and MORE SALT!. the oyster chicken was so salty that it was almost not edible and I LOVE SALT...the "pork chops" as they call them were good I would get that again the S&S pork was ok peppers were fresh and it was eatable. The chowmein was so salty we could not finish it. The mac nut pie was simply a prebake crust with instant vanilla pudding and some nuts on top I would probably skip for $4
Good food surprises you even when it's the 7th or 15th time you're eating it. Their lilikoi pie is the best. I have thought of ways to recreate this on the mainland because I want that taste in my mouth on a whenever-I-want-it basis but good things are also hard to recreate. I've never eaten there because I usually just take their desserts to go. The store is right off the highway and across from the original Lappert's location. It has that local vibe and isn't a touristy place at all. It's exactly what I'd expect a Chinese restaurant to look like in the rural parts of the island. They have other desserts and foods but the reason I always return here is their lilikoi pie. So light, tart, different at first, but just right so that you want it forever. It's like Kauai in pie form.
I'm here to review Wongs' lilikoi pie. Lilikoi (passion fruit) is a strong tart flavor, a bit like lime. I LOVE lilikoi. My wife makes a killer lilikoi panna cotta. Tourist books laud Wong's lilikoi pie as the best on Kauai. Or at least up there with the best. Don't believe it. It's a chiffon pie, light and fluffy. That's fine if you like eating air. And it's fine if the flavor and texture are great. But the fruit's tang is so watered down that it tastes generic. The crust is prefab, bland, tasteless. I couldn't eat the crust at all. I was SO disappointed today! I had a lilikoi tart at the Hukilau restaurant a few nights ago, and THAT was very good. Still not the ideal, but closer. You can pass on Wong's.
This is strictly for the Haupia pie. I can't find this in California so when I saw it I just had to try it. It was so good that on my last day there, I went and ordered 16 pies to-go to bring back with me. Yes...I'm that person. LOL They made great souvenir gifts to friends and family as I got to bring back a taste of Kauai with me because they could just re-heat the pie at home. Even re-heating the haupia pie at home brought me back to Kauai. I definitely recommend getting the haupia pie if they have it. I hear about the taro version so hopefully next time i'm in Kauai, Hawaii or any other the other islands, they have it so i can try it.
Mcdonalds with some Hawaiian flare. 3 stars for their average 3 star service that forgot to give me one order of portuguese sausage egg and rice breakfast plate until I looked in my bag and told em it was missing but, +1 their pies are deep fried! (The mcdonalds pies in SoCal are baked.) And how can you not like portuguese sausage, spam, and different pie flavors (taro, haupia, and banana) -1 I found a hair in my banana pie filling... Back to 3 star average.
The service is great some of the workers have a hard time understanding me and messing up my order because English is there 2nd language but they're still very fast and have great customer service