Check Out ‘N’ Take Out: Goma Tei, The Paperie, and Simply Organized at Kahala Mall

HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are back with another edition of Check Out ‘N’ Take Out featuring businesses from around the islands that are open for business! With Check Out ‘N’ Take out on Hawaii News Now, you can always find out which restaurants and businesses are open in your community.

Weekends are all about breakfast, and every Saturday and Sunday at Kahala Mall, you can now try Goma Tei’s new breakfast menu from 7 to 10:30 a.m. You may have seen its fluffy, Japanese-style soufflé pancakes on Instagram. These pancakes are soft, airy and a new trend out of Japan. Goma Tei also uses local ingredients to make its own lilikoi sauce with lilikoi puree from Maui and fresh strawberries to make the strawberry sauce.

You can also try Goma Tei’s soufflé cheese egg and waffle. The Japanese-style waffle is extra light and crispy, made with special flour imported from Japan. And don’t forget about the house special: The Spicy Kakuni Bao, a Japanese-style braised pork belly in a steamed bun with a fruit-based spicy sauce made in house.

Up next, even though we can’t celebrate events like we used to, you can still send a meaningful card or handwritten note. The Paperie at Kahala Mall has a card for every occasion — including Halloween! These days, staying in touch with loved ones has become more important than ever. We all know how good it feels to find a card in the mail, so check out The Paperie’s stationary products and make someone’s day with some good ol’ snail mail!

The Paperie has pens in all shapes and sizes, stickers, and even reusable shopping bags! The store has been at Kahala Mall for 40 years, and you can also find things like locally made face masks, puzzles, and toys for pets.

Finally, check out Simply Organized at Kahala Mall. It’s Hawaii largest and most complete organization and storage store. Simply Organized features the freedomRail storage and closet system, which can be used to create a closet, office, pantry, or even an entertainment center. Not only is it versatile and affordable, but it’s also easy to install! All you need are six tools you probably already have at home. Everyone is looking for a desk these days and the freedomRail system is the perfect solution for a work or learning space designed just for you.

At Simply Organized, you can also find storage containers, everything you need for food prep, as well as home office desks and furniture designed for small spaces — and so much more! Simply Organized is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 6. p.m. You can also shop online at and even pick up in store!