My mom and I made our first visit to Adela’s Country Eatery today. Known for their unique variety of noodles, their menu included kalo (taro), ulu, malunggay, sweet potato-ube, and angel hair noodles, as well as 10 sauces and 7 toppings to create your own pasta.
Being a bit overwhelmed, we looked at the “Favorites” section of the menu to see some of their popular combinations and picked from there. My mom decided to go with the lechon with garlic kalo noodles. I’m not a meat eater, but when we opened the take out containers, her meal was very impressive looking with a lot of lechon and some nice color added by the tomato and onion.
Both of our plates came with a ton of food-enough for 2 meals. My mom said her lechon plate had a pretty strong garlic flavor with a touch of vinegar, especially with the sauce it came with. She also said she could see why this would be a popular choice, as it was great for lechon lovers.
I chose the kalo pasta with shrimp, lu’au leaves, mushrooms, and coconut cream sauce. If you enjoy coconut, I recommend this dish. There was a good amount of shrimp and mushrooms in the dish. For me, the kalo noodles were the same texture as regular pasta, and really took on the taste of the sauce.
During this time of COVID, we had ordered take out, and when I walked in to pay, I was mesmerized by a beautiful case of desserts. Everything from guava cheesecake to Okinawan sweet potato haupia pie were staring back at me.
The matcha cheesecake was calling my name, and I have to say that it was delicious. You could definitiely taste the matcha, and the Oreo crust was a good pairing.
We were there after 2:00 pm on Labor Day, and they were busy which was great to see. We called in our order, and they gave us a 30-40 minute window for when it would be ready. It took the full 40 minutes, and there were quite a few people ordering and waiting for their orders, when we got there.
I would go back, and do take out again. I’m interested in trying a different pasta combination and a new dessert from that pretty case. Let me know in the comments if you’ve eaten here and what you got.
- Adela’s Country Eatery
- Mon-Sat. 10:30am-8pm Sunday closed
- 45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744