The Pineapple Room By Alan Wong
Hand-held meals are the ultimate travel food: you can stay mobile, eat with locals and keep your other hand on your iPhone, daypack or toddler. So roll up your sleeves and dig into a kim chee reuben sandwich at The Pineapple Room By Alan Wong in Honolulu, because...
Your trip is too short to wait for a table!
It’s fusion only as Alan Wong—the maestro of Asian-Hawaiian-American cuisine—can do. The Reuben, a tried-and-true standard of rye bread topped with layers of smoked meat and Swiss cheese, gets an added bit of zing with kimchee—Korean-style pickled vegetables (US$16). Wong takes pride in inventing contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, which he sees as a melting pot of Pacific cultures.
This story was originally published in the October 2009 issue of up! magazine as part of Grab & Go, a package of stories profiling the most delicious dishes eaten with your hands in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Check out other scrumptious spots in these WestJet destinations:
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Pamela Cuthbert is a Toronto-based food journalist who has travelled to many parts of the globe, all the while discovering the bounty of the true taste of a great destination—without the aid of a fork.