Roy’s melting hot chocolate souffle – Roy’s

Roy's melting hot chocolate souffle - Roy's
Flourless chocolate cake with a molten hot center. A la mode with vanilla bean ice cream.
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

Meh, this was boring and pretty standard as desserts go. I am glad that it was more moist than the pineapple upside down cake though.

Lololu Valley
Lololu Valley.

Pineapple upside down cake – Roy’s

Pineapple upside down cake - Roy's
A la mode with vanilla bean ice cream.
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

Ugh, this was probably the blandest pineapple upside down cake I’ve ever had. There was no enjoyment in this dessert. The cake was on the dry side and the pineapple portion was just boring. Even the vanilla ice cream could do little to liven up this sad dessert.

Recycle bin
Recycle bin, Lololu Valley. Everybody should love to recycle!

“Da Kine” combo – Roy’s

Da Kine combo - Roy's
Szechuan spiced baby back pork ribs and firecracker teppan-yaki local shrimp, Malaysian garlic fried rice, pea shoots. $35
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

Mmm, now this is what I call surf and turf! Ribs and whole shrimp, noms! My favorite part was the shrimp of course because you could suck on the heads – heavenly. The ribs were also tasty, but the sauteed cabbage and bok choy were plain and forgettable.

Hawaiian artwork
Hawaiian artwork, KOA Airport.

Grilled shutome – Roy’s

Grilled shutome - Roy's
Catch of the day (broadbrill swordfish) with vegetable tempura, black bean and corn salsa, queso fresco (?).
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

This was a pretty thick cut of swordfish, yeah! I appreciated their straighforward preparation and clean plating.

Waikoloa's crisp pork potstickers - Roy's
Waikoloa’s crisp pork potstickers. Spicy peany curry sauce and Thai aromatics. $9.50
Sorry for the horrible pic, but it really didn’t taste that great anyway. 😦

White frangipani flowers
White frangipani flowers (Plumeria obtusa, Apocynaceae), Ali’i Drive.

“How Da Ya’ Do” cosmo – Roy’s

How Da Ya' Do cosmo - Roy's

Sobieski orange vodka, triple sec, lime juice, cranberry juice. $10
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

We ended up at Roy’s because another restaurant that we wanted to go to was closed. I wasn’t too excited for Roy’s because I’d already been to the San Francisco and Seattle branches, but we were with a group so I didn’t want to make a fuss. Everything was just ok. Our group was pretty vocal and readily drunk so we still had a blast, lol.

Orchid table decoration
Orchid table decoration.

Pololu Valley sign

Pololu Valley sign.