Sunday, September 30, 2012

Honolulu Restaurant: The Whole Ox 9/2012

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One of my favorite restaurants in Honolulu is The Whole Ox in Kaka'ako, headed by 
chef / owner Bob McGee.  On my last trip, I was there on the 3rd day of opening and 6 months later, the place is going strong and they now have a dinner menu.  

This trip, I'm in town for the Hawai'i Food and Wine Festival and looking forward to meeting food industry folks from around the world.  Arriving in Honolulu earlier that afternoon, I was ready for some great food.  

I got invited to an impromptu dinner and wasn't going to pass up this opportunity to dine at the Whole Ox.  @nathankam, @RebeccaPang, and I arrived after the group ordered, so I had no clue what was on tonight's menu.  But I knew that everything would be great, just pass the plates...
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Chefs Lee Anne Wong and Bob McGee
with tonight's main course...

We had a few other dishes, prior to the pork shank:
Lardo
Vegetable Pakora
Ma'o plate
Roasted Chicken

Poutine
fried potatoes, gravy, and topped with foie gras

An unbelievable dish...


The Pork Shank

Enough to feed a family of 8

All very good!
On my next trip, need to assemble a group for dinner.
Who's in?


Dinner was my first meal at the Whole Ox this trip.
A few days later, I went for lunch...

The Landsberg Law Roast Beef
with horseradish, cheddar, and onions

I love roast beef and horseradish...


Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Another must try side is the beet salad


Dry-Aged Burger
"A Must Have"

If you've never had a dry-aged burger,
here's the place for it.

Chef Bob told me how they prepare
the meat for the burgers.
Not many do it that way...

327 Keawe Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 699-6328
Closed Sundays


Scrumptious comfort food with big, over the top taste.
From tail to snout, they utilize every part of the animal.
Only use locally grown beef and live for food sustainability.

I have to stop here, I'm getting hungry...

The Whole Ox
Closed
September 2013


My first trip to

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NOTE:  I was a guest in Honolulu of the Hawai'i Visitors and Convention Bureau
O'ahu Visitors Bureauand their partners.
I thank them for the invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.




Photos by Jay Terauchi
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