Swiss and Hawai‘i–How does that happen? Many years ago, Uncle Martin Wyss immigrated to this beautiful archipelago from Switzerland and brought along a few family recipes. He settled in paradise, teamed up with his wife and her younger sister, and together they opened the iconic Swiss Inn family restaurant at Niu Valley Shopping Center.
From 1982 until 2000, the restaurant built a reputation as one of the best places in Honolulu for a family to enjoy high-quality authentic Swiss cuisine. Today, the family keeps the tradition alive by crafting the original house dressing from the restaurant, its Swiss Inn Dressing.
From their ‘ohana to yours, Swiss Inn Dressing is honored to be able to share its original salad dressing with the next generation. Classic. Awesome. ‘Onolicious goodness. Recommended usage: on salads, with breads, with katsu–the possibilities are endless.
Ingredients: Canola Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Soybean Oil, Water, Lemon Juice, Egg, Natural Flavors, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Mustard Bran, Paprika, Spices, Turmeric (added for color), Wheat Gluten, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Yeast, Carmel Color, Palm Oil (Derived from Sustainable Production), Xantham Gum, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Calcium Disodium EDTA (Used to Protect Product Quality).
Contains Soy, Wheat, and Egg.
Using a traditional recipe passed down by their family who immigrated from Switzerland, Swiss Inn hopes to share their tangy, creamy dressing with Hawaiʻi and the rest of the world. The local company started with Chef Martin Wyss who brought his mother's Swiss recipes with him when he immigrated to the islands.
After 18 years working at the Kahala Hilton Hotel, Chef Wyss retired as its Executive Chef, and in 1982, he, his wife Jeanie and sister-in-law Sharon Fujii, opened Swiss Inn Restaurant. Serving authentic Swiss cuisine with the aloha spirit, the eatery quickly became a jewel of the Honolulu dining scene. Following a successful 18-year run, the Swiss Inn closed its doors; however, the demand for the inn remained high. This resulted in the bottling of the original house dressing, Swiss Inn Dressing. In 2008, Chef Wyss and Jeanie passed the torch to nephews Taisei and Kenji Lee who now run the company, selling their family’s famous bottles of Savory Vinaigrette on the shelves of select supermarkets on O‘ahu as well as online.
The company is multi-cultural and multi-generational. It is a brand with roots decades-deep in Hawai‘i, and its owners are very enthusiastic about collaborating with others who share this similar identity!