Sunday, August 07, 2016

Lillikoi Mousse

Merriman's Restaurant on the Big Island is one of our favorite places. Peter Merriman hasn't expanded into a huge chain, but he does have several other restaurants, including one delightfully close to the apartment we are renting during our stay on the island of Kauai. We had a delicious dinner, including several favorites from earlier Merriman's meals.

Lilikoi mousse. I posted photos of this Merriman's special in 2007, 2012, and 2015. I've eaten it on other occasions as well.
Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for passion fruit, one of the greatest flavors I am familiar with.
Before dessert, we began the meal with an appetizer of Merriman's special quesadillas with island-raised pork -- from the menu:


House-Made Kim Chee, Mango Sweet Chili Sauce"
Next came our two main courses. Len had seared ahi. Mine was locally farmed shrimp with kombucha, a mild white fish. This was prepared in very delicious sauce, with vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Shrimp, kombucha, and vegetables.

For all my posts about Merriman's, including this one, click here.


Beth F said...

Yum! Enjoy your stay.

Tina said...

What a fun time, the food looks great. Have fun!

Claudia said...

Well, welcome back to Hawaii. We have a Merrimans here on the Big Island that I love. Your meal makes me want to drive up there. But with all the lillikoi dropping off at our place maybe I'll give that mousse a try.

Vicki said...


Deb in Hawaii said...

Hope you are having fun and getting some sun time through the rain this weekend. ;-) Any Merriman's restaurant is a reliable place for a wonderful meal. I have had the mousse before and it is luscious.

Jeanie said...

This looks to die for! How delicious is THAT!