Hawaii Mom Blog: New Menu Item Calabash Curry at House Without A Key




July 6, 2018

New Menu Item Calabash Curry at House Without A Key

Gorgeous desserts!  Pictured are Halekulani's Coconut Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Pineapple Cheesecake. 

For several years now, it has been our tradition to spend the 4th of July holiday with a staycation at the Halekulani Hotel.  Halekulani, which is home to (IMHO) the best Sunday brunch buffet at Orchid's and award winning fine dining restaurant La Mer, is also the home of local favorite House Without a Key - an informal dining spot known for its live entertainment under the famous kiawe tree. 

Our family loves to dine at House Without a Key and have celebrated many special occasions at the restaurant.  We were invited to try a new dish called the Calabash Curry that is available for a limited time.  I was looking forward to trying the curry because I had seen many pictures of it on Instagram, including one from Gem!  The Calabash Curry is made with an in-house blend of Indian curry, nori, and spam.  I usually only eat spam in the form of musubi, but this calabash dish totally worked.  I also really liked the pineapple chutney that came with it.  The sweetness complemented the savory dish nicely.     

Besides the new menu item, we also tasted some of their mainstays like the Halekulani Signature Joy's Special, a crab meat salad sandwich with avocado, bacon, and lettuce served on whole wheat bread.  We also enjoyed the Smoked Salmon Tartine served with lemon cream cheese, cucumber, capers, and onion on rye bread.  I was surprised how much I liked this sandwich as I usually don't like smoked salmon.

We ended our delicious meal with a trio of desserts - Halekulani's signature coconut cake, pineapple cheesecake, and key lime pie.  Once again, the food and service were exceptional and we left with very full and happy bellies.  

If you don't find the calabash curry on the lunch menu next time you dine at House Without a Key, be sure to ask for it and you just might be in luck!

While the kids can sip on blended fruit punches and calamansi soda, the adults can indulge in cocktails! 
House Without a Key is especially known for their Mai Tai! 
Their signature recipe dates back to the reopening of the hotel more than 30 years ago

Recommend you start your lunch or dinner with some poke! (local yellow fin tuna)

And you can't go wrong with the local ahi sashimi.

Calabash Curry is delicious!  A good choice if you are looking for taste and texture. 

I really liked the lemon cream cheese with the smoked salmon.  And the fries are addicting!

Joy's Special!  A crab meat lover's dream come true.

The kids ordered off the kid's menu.  My daughter enjoyed her huge portion of mac and cheese while my son had chicken strips and fries. 

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