Located in the heart of Chinatown
Whether you’re just wandering Chinatown for a bite to eat or planning a special occasion meal, Livestock Tavern in downtown Honolulu is a hidden gem that boasts of comfort food with a twist. Host Kanoe Gibson dropped in for a bite of its savory Prime Rib that is slow roasted and perfectly seasoned.
Livestock Tavern is located in the heart of Chinatown’s eateries, including Lucky Belly and Tchin Tchin Bar. As a seasonal American eatery, this restaurant and bar focuses on simple and comforting dishes while complimenting its cuisines with a worldly wine selection fit for every occasion. Its full bar is stocked with hand-crafted spirits, small production beers and classic cocktails which complete its Wine and Whiskey beverage program. Livestock Tavern’s food menu changes four times yearly with its locally sourced ingredients reflecting the agricultural season in the mainland while keeping classic items like its famous prime rib and clam chowder on the menu throughout the year. The prime rib is coated with sea salt, black pepper, rosemary, parsley, thyme, minced garlic and whole grain mustard, then slowly roasted in a kiawe wood grill oven for 3 hours.
Clam Chowder Recipe
Dice bacon strips into small ½ ” pieces and place in a hot pot. Reduce the fat then add diced onions & celery. Once cooked half way add garlic & butter. Once butter is melted add the same amount of flour to make a roux (thickening agent) until fully mixed together. Slowly add clam juice and stir at the same time so as not get chunks of roux into the chowder. Keep adding and stirring until desired consistency. Once consistency is achieved add diced russet potatoes and stir. Add heavy cream to achieve desired color. Add chopped parsley, salt, black pepper, Old Bay seasoning & Tabasco until desired spice level is achieved.