My Point of Heu
Flow & Prosper -- that's the theme Monday - Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm at the brand new Yauatcha Waikiki, located at International Market Place. The acclaimed fine dim sum and elegant yet posh eatery just launched their "Lucky Hour" at the bar (weekdays).
FLOW: With a list of 6 craft cocktails $8 each, the sips include: Island Heat (Kai lemongrass vodka, thai basil, coconut, ginger lime & bitters); Kura Mi Ami martini (Belvedere vodka, gin, junmai sake & plum sake); Scandinavian Scarlet (Krogstad aquavit, thai basil, ginger, beet juice, white balsamic vinegar, lemon & egg white); Flower & Stone - my personal favorite (Bombay Sapphire East gin, strawberry, fennel, apricot, yuzu, mint & rhubarb); Ginger Smash -- highly recommend (Virginia Black whiskey, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, lemongrass, lemon & ginger beer); Lychee Martini -- another good one (Pau vodka, lychee, lime & orange bitters).
PROSPER: Very Yin and Yang 8 dim sum $6 each, are available to please your appetite: Chinese five flower dumpling; Shanghai siew long bun; Phoenix tail shrimp shui mai; Pork and prawn shui mai; Roasted duck pumpkin puff (crowd favorite); Crispy prawn dumpling (my personal favorite); water prawn and zucchini dumpling; Three style mushroom cheung fun.
The drinks are generous and crafted with care. The flavors all compliment each other and subtle additions like apricot and beet offer enhancements to cocktail profiles and appearance you wouldn't expect. This is a great place to unwind from the work day and relax in the open air or in the air conditioning of the wrap around bar.
The dim sum is a great way to sample the menu. The authentic bites are delicate, flavorful, innovative yet progressive. Alongside your iconic dim sum flavors you are also served pickled cucumber and two varying types of chili sauces. Such a great idea if you are wanting to experience the contemporary dim sum that is Yauatcha.
Flow & Prosper - Lucky Hour at Yauatcha Waikiki
Monday - Friday 3-6pm
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki