If you love trying new dishes, order a pupu plate the next time you eat at a local restaurant or bar during happy hour. You’ll have plenty of scrumptious options to tide you over until your entree arrives or to soak up your drink of choice.
3 Appetizing Pupus for Happy Hour
1. Chicken Katsu
This popular chicken cutlet dish originated in Japan. After coating the chicken with egg, it’s dipped in panko seasoned with salt and pepper, then pan-fried to a crisp. It’s then cut into thin strips and served with a thick, sweet, and savory sauce. The fried coating and dipping component make this pupu a tasty accompaniment to a happy hour beer.
2. Ahi Poke
A favorite among Hawaii locals, ahi poke has become widely popular across the globe because their bowls are customizable and healthy. As a pupu plate, the poke is often served by itself, so your focus is on the fresh, melt-in-your-mouth fish.
Potstickers are a staple pupu in Asian restaurants. These dumplings are stuffed with ground meat—often pork, but sometimes chicken, beef, seafood, or vegetables. They take their name from the pan-fried cooking method in which they develop a crispy, slightly charred bottom. Potstickers are usually served with soy sauce for dipping and come in batches, making them perfect to share with friends and family.
If you’re craving fresh and delicious pupus, stop by 8 Fat Fat 8 Bar & Grille in Honolulu, HI, for happy hour. Since 1986, this family-owned and -operated restaurant and bar has served a variety of local and Chinese foods. Fill your table with pupus, sandwiches, and rice and noodles as you sing karaoke, play billiards, or shoot darts. Call (808) 596-2779 to inquire about happy hour specials, or visit their website to preview their menu.