Vikram’s Way: Grilled Cheese

A simple and beloved comfort dish, the humble grilled cheese is best made with quality ingredients.  Chef Vikram gives you a glimpse into his favorite way to prepare one of the world’s favorite foods. 

Sourdough bread 
Cow’s milk cheese.  Chef’s favorite:  Comte available at Costco or Wholefoods
Butter or Olive Oil
Maui Onion Jam (available by calling Tbd… at 808-791-5164)

  • Spread butter on two slices of sourdough bread
  • Cut off rind of cheese, slice and place on bread. Amount of cheese depends on your individual taste.  
  • Spread layer of Maui Onion Jam on top of cheese.
  • Place in warm cast iron skillet over medium low heat.
  • Flip after you are able to easily slide the sandwich around on the pan
  • Grill other side
  • Chef’s tip: tap on the grilled bread and you should hear a nice crisp sound to the bread.  That is “the key” to knowing you have grilled the bread for the right amount.
  • After you are able to slide the bread easily, remove from the pan.
  • Cut and serve with your favorite accompaniment. Chef’s favorite is a grain mustard spread on top of the bread.
  • Bon Appetite!

Additional options for extra flavor instead of Maui Onion Jam include sliced green apples, sliced pear, raisins.

Our guests have always been where we focus our hearts. As we all start to emerge, we are excited to see you, host you and provide a sanctuary that allows for relaxing and creating unforgettable memories, as we always have.

We are pleased to announce that Tbd…Restaurant is now open for dine-in service. There are some things that will be new and different but the essence of the restaurant and our staff remain the same. We are a unique dining experience unlike any other in Hawaii, and have integrated new health and safety protocols into our day-to-day routines to ensure your special experience remains.

Of course, reopening our restaurant is not something we take lightly. We have closely studied the guidelines from leading restaurant organizations and governmental and health authorities and have developed a Covid-19 policy that sets forth our new standards for the comfort of our guests and colleagues. From physical distancing guidelines to strict cleaning practices — all have been created with adherence to those guidelines and many times go above and beyond what is required..

We have also partnered with the Doctors of Waikiki who consult with our team members on a regular basis as part of our effort to ensure we are aligned with the most up to date recommendations of health care professionals.

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