Frolic Through Asia: Supporting Hawaii’s Future Global Leaders

(Sponsored) Support PAAC and the restaurant industry through this fundraiser from Oct. 19-Nov. 30.



rolic Through Asia presented by Hawaii National Bank is a fundraiser that supports the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) while driving critical business to local restaurants. PAAC is a local education non-profit dedicated to developing Hawai‘i’s youth into future global leaders.


Here’s how you can participate. From Oct. 19 to Nov. 30, Shokudo Japanese Restaurant and Restaurant XO are offering special dishes, and a portion of the proceeds from each meal sold will be donated to PAAC. Shokudo’s specialty dish will be available from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1; Restaurant XO’s featured menu will be available through the entire month of November.


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Shokudo Japanese Restaurant: Deluxe $100 sushi platter

Photo: Shokudo Japanese Restaurant

  • Takeout only; place your order through PAAC. Includes the following:
  • 3 types of sashimi: Salmon, maguro and hamachi
  • Red Eye Roll: Spicy tuna roll topped with fresh ahi sashimi and sweet soy dashi
  • Rainbow Roll: California roll topped with fresh avocado, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp and salmon sashimi
  • Mermaid Roll: One of Shokudo’s top sellers. Shrimp tempura roll topped with housemade spicy tuna, kabayaki sauce and sesame oil

Restaurant XO: $55 7-course tasting menu

Photo: Restaurant XO
  • Dine-in is preferred to redeem the offer but takeout is still available; make your reservation thru the restaurant or through Yelp. You need to mention PAAC to redeem the offer. Call 732-3838. The 7-course menu includes:
  • Korean style hot and sticky chicken skins
  • Beet and pumpkin roulade, chimichurri, shiso
  • Seaweed potato au gratin, Portuguese sausage sauce
  • Adobo fried chicken, braised peppercorns
  • Kalua pork and cabbage, lomi tomato
  • Scallops, XO butternut curry sauce, eggplant 
  • Pumpkin crunch, cream cheese brulee