Friday, 11 May 2012

Dinner at Roy's Hawaiian Restaurant, Anaheim

Our first real dining experience of our honeymoon was at Roy's Restaurant which specialises in Hawaiian Cuisine.  The chain was founded many years ago in Hawaii by Roy Yamaguchi and can now be found in many locations all over the USA.

The restaurant itself had a very modern upscale vibe about it, and what better way to celebrate than having a cocktail each (A mango mojito and mai tai!) 

We decided to order from the Spring Prix Fixe menu, which offered three courses for $36.95.  For the first course we both ordered the pork dim sum with crispy shitakes and a shiso herb puree.  We found to be delightfully flavourful with the pork melting in our mouths.  It wasn't long before the plates were empty!

For my main course I ordered the hangar steak "frites".  The hangar steak itself was excellent and accompanying eggplant had good flavour.  However, I felt that the fries were disappointing lacking in taste and too much in volume.  A smaller quantity of better quality fries would have made this dish perfect.

Anna ordered the Asian pesto grilled chicken breast with lo-mein noodles, snow peas and mushrooms.  She thoroughly enjoyed this dish, the chicken was tender and juicy and the noodles just right.  The only problem she had was finishing this course as it was a lot of food.

For dessert I ordered the dessert called "PB & J", which consisted of banana pound cake, peanut butter mousse and strawberry gel.  The strawberry gel mixed well with the light and tasty banana bread and the peanut butter mousse was extremely tasty.  This dessert hit the spot without leaving me feeling overloaded.

As a honeymoon gift we were brought out a complimentary serving of their signature dessert, the pineapple upside down cake.  I am not usually a fan of pineapple so I have to say it was a truly sumptuous surprise for me to enjoy this warm pastry, pineapple and vanilla ice cream.  Anna also enjoyed a taste too although the vast amount of food was proving to be too much by this point.

Anna's dessert was Roy's hot molten chocolate souffle, with vanilla ice cream.  It was more of a molten lava cake than a souffle, although still enjoyable.  Anna could only muster a few mouthfuls as the dessert was a bit on the heavy side after such a big meal.

Overall we both had a great time at Roy's.  The portions were a bit too much for us but we will definitely return if we revisit Anaheim.  Next time we will order from the a la carte menu so that we don't leave too full!

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