Major James F. Walls (Founder)

The Omni Hut was established in 1960. While traveling over a million miles as an Air Force pilot, I continuously pursued my hobby of Poly-Asian cookery. Good food , good chefs and good recipes have always intrigued me. In Alaska, they say "gold is where you find it!" Good food, like gold, is where you find it! My recipes have come from many small obscure, owner operated restaurants.. from friends.. from Hong Kong to Panama.. from Hawaii to Alaska. The adventure of seeking out better recipes and palatable dishes continues. 


In presenting our humble menu, we favor the Chinese method of cooking, since Free China's Chef are the unchallenged Chefs of the world. The Chinese have been cooking as an art since 700BC. This is 2000 years before the Italian merchant and trader, Marco Polo, went to China. I have often wondered if he didn't "weasel" the recipe from the Chinese.. for at the time, the Chinese were serving mein (noodle) dishes.


The idea for the artistic drawing on the cover our menu was conceived when I saw two Polynesian stone carvings.. one the Goddess of Hula, the other, the God of Harvest. The artist, Stephen Shively of Peoria, Illinois, did a magnificent job in expressing something I envisioned.

James F. Walls U.S.A.F. Retired
1919 - 2012




“I never expected the Hut to last more than 5 years years but boy hasn't it". 
― Major James. F. Walls U.S.A.F., Retired

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