FAQ’s

  • What is Mochiko?

Mochiko is a sweet rice flour that is one of the main ingredients we use in our flagship chicken recipe, Mochiko chicken.

  • What is a SPAM musubi? 

A SPAM musubi is a slice of crispy SPAM glazed with teriyaki sauce on a bed of rice seasoned with furikake (Japanese seaweed/sesame seasoning), then wrapped in nori (seaweed).  Think of it as a SPAM sushi.

  • Do you have a restaurant?

Yes! We are now open at The Yard at 5th Street Station!  Come visit us at 365 Merchant Walk Square, Suite 300 – right next to Chimm near the Alamo Drafthouse Theater.

  • Do you cater?

Yes, please complete a catering request quote, or send us an e-mail about your event, and we will be happy to discuss some menu options with you.

  • Do you make Hawaiian desserts? 

Yes we do!  We currently sell lilikoi (passionfruit) bars, lilikoi meringue pies, and chocolate/coconut (haupia) cream pies.

  • What does “E Komo Mai” mean?

It means “Welcome” in Hawaii.

  • Do you have gluten free menu items?

Yes, we do.   Due to labeling laws and guidelines, we cannot label menu items as “gluten-free”, since we are not a certified gluten-free kitchen.  We use a gluten-free soy sauce for all our marinades and sauces.  With the exception of the Spicy Garlic Green Beans, Hawaiian Mac Salad, and Soba Noodle Salad, all of our sides do NOT contain any gluten-containing ingredients.  With the exception of the Chicken Katsu, Grilled Poke Patties, and Asian Quinoa Patties, NONE of the protein items have any gluten-containing ingredients.  As we are not a dedicated gluten-free facility, there are also some cross-contamination issues (e.g., fryer oil, cutting board, etc.)  If you have any questions, or severe allergies, please feel free to contact us or ask one of our staff members.

  • What is POG?

Passionfruit-Orange-Guava, is a tropical juice drink created in 1971 by a food product consultant named Mary Soon who worked for Haleakala Dairy on Maui, Hawaii. It consists of a blend of juices from passionfruit, orange, and guava (hence POG).