Saturday, November 08, 2008

A taste of Hawaii in Massachusetts

Say you're about two hours west of Boston and looking for some good ol' Hawaii regional cuisine. Where do you go? Quite a paradox, I know. But thank goodness Western Mass has Onyx Fusion Bar & Restaurant (and thanks to MC for taking me!) This restaurant's got its flaws (e.g. the poke was watered down from the daikon "juice," the mahi was a little boring, the bread pudding was rock hard, and they were out of malasadas!) but the executive chef's a Maui boy with Roy's and Blue Ginger experience under his belt so the menu's definitely got a nice, familiar ring for us Hawaii folks... I mean, Kona Kanpachi in Springfield? How awesome is that?

Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke (w/Marinated Bean Sprouts, Avocado, Tobiko)

The Onyx Roll (Misoyaki Butterfish, Cucumber, Kaiware and Sizzling Ginger Vinaigrette)

Sweet and Savory Bacon Kula Creamed Corn

Pacific Mahi Mahi Hazelnut "Encrusté" (w/Maine Lobster & Tarragon-Fingerling Potato Hash)

Bread Pudding

The "I'm Sorry the Bread Pudding Was Hard and We're Out of Malasadas but We Had a Wine Tasting Today and Were Really Busy so I Whipped Up Something Real Quick" Dessert (not on the original menu)

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