Monday, April 13, 2020

Aloha Salads

Aloha Salads has multiple locations in Hawaii. This blog post covers the spot at the corner of Bishop and Hotel Street in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii.

The fist Aloha Salad opened in 2006 in Kailua. Since then, there are four more Oahu and one in Tokyo, Japan.

The menu is simple but tasty. An array of salads, including the option to create your own, and at least two soups. Tomato basil is likely an everyday item, but there should be at least one other rotating soup. Salad ingredients are local and fresh, and most salad options come in a small or large size.

Big thumbs up for the tomato basil soup here ($6.25 for an 8 oz container). Lots of tomato flavor, creamy, with a mild kick at the end. Chile oil might be used, as I saw streaks of red in there. Basil was well-represented, a natural pairing with the tomato.

Within the hot tomato basil soup, you'll also have strands of gooey mozzarella. Soup comes with two pieces of pita bread, so you can scoop up any last remnants from the container.

However, having come here more than once, I've seen a little inconsistency on temperature. I had excellent hot soup one day and just lukewarm soup another day. The flavor, happily, remained the same both days.

The Satay salad is probably the one that appeals to me the most. Red and white cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, romaine, basil, cilantro, green onion, wonton strips, peanuts, and a spicy Thai satay dressing. You can get it with chicken or shrimp.

If you want a good soup or salad, Aloha Salads is a great option to check out! 8.25/10

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