Summer in Hawaii: ISAPP Holiday Dinner

In-Person Mission, San Francisco


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
filipino, hawaiian
Up until my late teens, most of my summers were spent in Hawaii. I was exposed to cooking and amazing food at a young age by my grandparents and other family members, who all lived within blocks from each other in an area called Moanalua Valley. This meal will be reminiscent of some of the flavors and dishes that remind me of my time spent there.

Menu detail

Welcome Cocktail
Options between the following: 1) Calamansi (citrus) whiskey sour 2) Spiced Pineapple Vodka
Ukoy (Ooh-koy)
Small Plate
Fritters with shrimp, julienned sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, and scallions. Made with a batter of seasoned rice flour and coconut milk. Served with a spicy cane vinegar dipping sauce.
Veggie Lumpia
Filipino-style egg rolls with julienned vegetables. Served with an accompanying dipping sauce.
Mochiko Chicken Katsu
Small Plate
Chicken thighs marinated in Mochiko rice flour, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey ginger, garlic, green onions and peppers then dipped in seasoned flour,an egg wash, and panko and fried to a crisp. Served with a side of steamed jasmine rice.
Braised Beef Loco Moco
Loco Moco is a dish commonly found in Hawaii at fast food restaurants and drive inns . The traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and brown gravy. I'll be preparing my version with a few twists. 5+ hour braised boneless beef short ribs w/ sautéed Farmers market greens and caramelized onions. Topped with gravy made from beef stock. Served with a sous vide slow-poached egg over coconut and ginger-infused steamed rice.
Deconstructed Chocolate Haupia Pie
A layer of cholocate and coconut custard cream. Top layer of haupia (creamy coconut pudding). Served with a crumbled coconut/shortbread crust. Topped toasted coconut, and shaved chocolate.
Beverage Pairing
1) Calamansi (citrus) whiskey sour 2) Spiced Pineapple Vodka 3) Heidrun Mead ( variety


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Summer in Hawaii: ISAPP Holiday Dinner

In-Person Mission, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)