Taste of Asian Blend to mix it up (again!)

Executive Chef Tom Muromoto of Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel will return to Taste of Asian Blend with his famous fare of Koala rack of lamb and Kobe beef sliders. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel photo

The sixth annual Taste of Asian Blend will return to the King Kamehameha Clubhouse in Waikapu from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday with local food favorites, art, live music and dancing.

The event will once again feature Ka’anapali Beach Hotel Executive Chef Tom Muromoto, named Best Chef on Maui 2017, grilling Koala lamb chops; and A Saigon Cafe owner Jennifer Nguyen with exotic garden-party shrimp and tofu salad.

“This year’s event will feature the debut of Star Noodle showcasing Chinese pork buns; and Miko’s Cuisine with mandoo and Korean steak,” says musician and event planner Mitch Hazama. “Quinton Yoza of Lava’s will return with yakitori chicken; Eddie Munoz of King Kamehameha will do prime rib on pandesal buns; and Roy Stillwell of Stillwell’s will bake custard cake.”

A live auction featuring emcee Tony Takitani will benefit the Baldwin High School art program which produces top-notch artists each year. Bid on a trip for two to Las Vegas and more.

Asian Blend will cap off the evening with dinner and dance music. Lead vocals will be shared by Alan Pascua, Jay Molina and Dave Ray Toma and they will be joined by Desiree.

“An entertainment highlight will be a reunion set by the Shamroks,” says Hazama. “Get those boogie shoes polished and ready!”

Open seating is $75 per person and reserved seating is $85. For tickets and more details, call 385-6006; or 276-6645.