Discover authentic Thai-Laotian dishes and fresh sushi at Ka Makana Ali’i

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Sometimes deciding what to eat can be difficult, but the diverse selection of restaurants at Ka Makana Ali’i helps to keep things interesting! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is getting a taste of some fresh sushi and authentic Thai-Laotian dishes.

S&S Thai Kitchen at Ka Makana Ali’i specializes in traditional Thai and Laotian specialty dishes made with fresh, local produce. The eatery focuses on fresh, healthy and simply prepared dishes with no added MSG. Most of the vegetables and fruits used in its dishes, like papaya, long bean, basil and onion, are grown on the S&S family farm in Kahuku. With access to a local, reliable source of fresh produce, S&S Thai Kitchen aims to support Hawaii’s food sustainability goals.

Some of S&S Thai Kitchen’s fresh, simple and authentic Thai and Laotian specialties include pad thai, handmade noodle soup, nam pork fried rice and mango sticky rice. S&S Thai Kitchen also serves unique dishes like its spaghetti kee mao (stir-fried spaghetti noodles with onion, bell pepper and basil), pad preaw wan (stir-fried cucumber, bell pepper, tomato and pineapple with sweet and sour sauce), and handmade noodle salad (made with handmade rice and tapioca noodles, cabbage, long beans, carrot, broccoli, tomato, lime, bamboo shoots and shrimp).

Next time you’re at S&S Thai Kitchen, be sure to mention that you saw this segment on HI Now to get one free Thai iced coffee or iced tea with the purchase of two entrees!

Next up on the food tour at Ka Makana Ali’i? Sakura Japanese Restaurant, which serves up fresh island fish, signature sushi rolls, and bento teishoku.

The menu includes hibachi entrees with choices of steak, chicken, salmon, calamari, scallop, filet mignon or lobster. The sushi bar offers signature rolls, shooters, nigiri sushi, sashimi, hand rolls and combination options like the Sakura Boat (two miso soups, 10 pieces of chef’s choice sushi, 12 pieces of sashimi and one sakura roll). In addition, the menu highlights soup, salad, appetizers, lunch specials and dessert offerings like tempura fried ice cream.

And if you say you saw this segment on HI Now next time you’re there, you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream with the purchase of an entrée!

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