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THE PINEAPPLE ROOM (BY Alan Wong) IN HONOLULU : Try a Makaha Mango Drink

Alan Wong's Mango Month

Mango season is here and both Alan Wong's Honolulu and The Pineapple Room have specials to celebrate.


"I think we have some of the best mangoes in the entire world here in Hawaii,"
says chef Alan Wong.

"And both Alan Wong's Honolulu and The Pineapple Room will be featuring mango on the menu for the entire month of June! Each restaurant will be serving a specialty mango cocktail, appetizer, entrée and dessert. We received our first batch of Makaha Mangoes, and we hope to keep more coming from all the farms!"

At Alan Wong's Honolulu, tempt your palate with a Mango specialty cocktail or try one of Chef de Cuisine Wade Ueoka's newly created selections. Be sure to save room for one of Pastry Chef Michelle Karr's weekly mango desserts. 

Specialty Cocktails

Makaha Mango Mimosa
Makaha Mango Margarita

Makaha Mango Salad

Mango Chili Vinaigrette, Hawaii Island Goat Dairy Cheese, Crispy Pipikaula

Chinese Roast Duck Leg "Two Ways"
Roasted Breast, Leg Confit, Spicy Mango Ketchup, Taro Hash Cake

Weekly Dessert Special:

Makaha Mango Pie (featured June 15-21, visit for updates)

Menu items are subject to change based on product availability.

For reservations at Alan Wong's Honolulu, call 808-949-2526.

Over at The Pineapple Room Chef Lance Kosaka has created a special mango appetizer, entree and dessert.



Makaha Mango Salad
Kiawe Grilled Huli Spiced Shrimp, Makaha Mango, Jicama, Nalo Greens and Mango Yuzu Chipotle Dressing


Duck A L'Mango

Pan Roasted King Cole Farms Duck Breast, Sauteed Ma'o Farms Kale and Duck Confit, Mango Sauce


House Made Mango Sorbet

Served with Fresh Mangoes, Mango Sauce, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Or try a mango cocktail by Wine Director Mark Shishido.

For reservations at The Pineapple Room, call 808-945-6573.

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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

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