Paul’s Poppers are popping up everywhere. From food truck festivals to Hawaii football games, the famous won ton wonder has been making an appearance throughout the island community.
What is a “popper?” It’s a deliciously bite-sized won ton filled with everything from lobster to spinach and artichoke. The other flavors can be quite wild, like turkey mild, pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger and bacon mac-and-cheese. But my all-time favorite has to be the spinach and artichoke one. Mmmm…
My taste buds first fell in love with poppers during the monthly Night Market. We braved the long (LONG) line to finally see what all the hype was about. To be honest, we also liked that we didn’t have to drop $15 each for dinner. The poppers are priced very reasonably – $6 for a bag of five poppers.
As previously mentioned, these guys are pretty small, so they’re a better option if you aren’t suffering from extreme hunger. Maybe a snack or a light meal. Also, the poppers can be a bit greasy because they require deep-frying. That didn’t seem to bother anyone, though, too tasty for griping!
Paul’s Poppers has a small shop in Kalihi, which I just learned about. That’s where the menu extends beyond poppers and includes plate lunch items, like chicken katsu and garlic chicken. Check the business’ website beforehand, since the hours depend on how busy they may be with outside events and catering.