RICHARD WALKER / RWALKER@STARBULLETIN.COM
Erwin Saguibo sliced steak in the Top of Waikiki tent at Taste of Honolulu at Honolulu Hale Sunday. The dish was voted best in beef.
Tasty winners earn people's picks
Last weekend's Taste of Honolulu drew thousands of hungry people to the city's civic center for 2 1/2 days of dedicated eating. The annual event raised funds for Easter Seals of Hawaii.
The eaters chose the best dishes of the event:
Best dessert: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Dome of Caramel Mousse with Banana on Feuillantine Cookie with Vanilla Sauce
Best salad: Ciao Mein, Jasmine Tea Smoked Shrimp Salad
Best vegetarian: Down to Earth, Italian Stuffed Shells and Creamy Sicilian dip with Veggies
Best beef: Top of Waikiki, Grilled Roast Garlic Rib Eye Steak with Hamakua Mushrooms, Soy Ginger Balsamic Glaze and Sake Sorbet
Best pork: Canoes at the Renaissance Ilikai, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Guava Soy Butter Sauce
Best pasta: Dave & Busters, Blackened Chicken Pasta
Best poultry: Tudo de Bom, Brazilian Chicken Plate
Best seafood: Top of Waikiki, Fish Tacos -- Crispy Southern Fried Catfish with Peachy Tomato Salsa, Roasted Sweet Pepper Sour Cream, Smoked Bacon and Tamarind-Lime Slaw
Most spirited staff: Top of Waikiki
Best decorated booth: Top of Waikiki