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Andaz Maui Part 2 – Ka’ana Kitchen Breakfast

Continuing from my earlier post on the Andaz Maui Resort at Wailea – this post will focus on the Ka’ana Kitchen for breakfast. Ka’ana Kitchen was the only Andaz restaurant open during our stay as Morimoto Maui had not yet opened. It was fine with us as we spent a lot of time eating meals outside of the resort, but breakfast buffet at the Ka’ana Kitchen was a real treat even though it is expensive (around 45 USD pp). It was worth it to us as the selections are prepared well and all the ingredients were fresh and delicious. Here’s some pictures of our fabulous breakfasts:

An interior shot looking towards the buffet. You can sit outside or inside and inside is very spacious.

The juice bar where a mixologist will make you any juice blend or smoothie you want. They also have a signature juice of the day which changes. Everything is juiced/squeezed fresh!

One day I got their pineapple-apple-lemon juice of the day and I asked them to add some mint to it. Absolutely delicious!

Some of the hot food stations. Each station had small portions of each entree to keep food hot and fresh. It was always replenished quickly.

Fantastic selection of local/Asian flavors including dumplings, pork buns (manapua), fried rice, as well as traditional breakfasts like eggs, bacon, omelettes, potatoes, etc.

Can’t forget the hot malasadas!

Panna cotta made from goat’s milk, served in cute individual containers.

Cold station with pre-sliced fruit. There is also a fruit “bar” where you can try fresh local fruits cut-to-order. I asked for some papaya with lime, which is my favorite fruit to eat in Hawaii.

I asked for only a papaya with lime, and this is what I was presented with! Really happy to have the red dragonfruit and starfruit make an appearance.

With the buffet you are also allowed to order a half portion of any entree on the a la carte menu. We chose the fried rice. It came in this pretty bento box. We loved it! We were so full from the buffet, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Needless to say, we were really full on the 2 days we ate at Ka’ana Kitchen for breakfast. We would skip lunch during those days which was fine with us! We didn’t try it for dinner, where there is a global “tapas” theme – but on our next visit it will be on our list. Thanks again Andaz Maui for making such an impression on us!

Next up I will share our experience at the Awili Spa. Stay tuned!

 

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