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A Healthy, Tasty Dose of Dim Sum Classics
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A Healthy, Tasty Dose of Dim Sum Classics

By Dining Out Team Photos By Leah Friel
May 15 - 21, 2011

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Make yourself at home at Canton House Restaurant, located in the heart of Chinatown, where owner Yat Quon Lee and staff serve up mouth-watering Cantonese dishes for your dining pleasure. After opening its doors in 2009, Canton House has since received rave reviews from customers.

  • Manapua and Pork Hash ($2.08)
  • Manager Peggy Li with Manapua and Pork Hash.
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“We offer all kinds of dim sum and serve it made-to-order every day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” says manager Peggy Li. “Our most popular dim sum are spare ribs, shrimp with chives dumpling, spring rolls, fried shrimp and sticky rice.”

With close to 40 varieties of dim sum all priced at $2.08, it’s no wonder that both locals and tourists constantly return for more. Li says the Pork Hash and Manapua are two classic dim sum options that you can’t pass up.

“With the pork hash, we fill the dumpling wrap with a mix of pork and mushrooms — it’s very tasty,” states Li, noting that diners also can pair it with a hint of shoyu-mustard or chili sauce for an added kick.

“Our manapua can be ordered baked or steamed and is filled with pieces of barbecue pork marinated in a special sauce,” she says.

“Usually customers will order entrees to go along with their dim sum, like Look Funn ($2.88), Rice Soup ($4.35), Noodles and Fried Rice ($6.72-$7.68),” Li adds.

And while it can be a bit difficult to come across food as equally delicious as it is good for you, Li says all dishes at Canton House are made with the customers’ health in mind.

“We really focus on making our food healthy, using less salt and MSG,” she explains.

Canton House Restaurant

  • Where
    • 162 North Hotel Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96817
  • Call
    • (808) 521-3788
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.