Istio operator: hostport on ingress gateway

Is there a way to configure istio operator to use hostports for ingress gateways? I’m running an on prem cluster (intranet only) and looking to use istio as both mesh and ingress by exposing hostport for ingress-gateway.

Thank you,

Am I the only one interested in this or is there just some clear way to do this that I’m missing?

Also interested in that use case. Is it now possible?