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Choi’s Garden Digs Up Delicious Flavors

Story By Alana Folen Photos By Leah Friel
February 12 - 18, 2012

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Choi’s Garden sprouts up an array of traditional Korean delicacies that have been winning over appetites of those who love the flavors of this fantastic cuisine. Conveniently located on Rycroft Street, this famed restaurant has been in business since 2012, offering the best in home-style Korean food.

  • Raw Beef and Mixed Vegetables Rice in Hot Stone Pot ($17.99)
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According to hostess Temi Chang, there are many entrees that are sure to captivate all your senses, including Raw Beef and Mixed Veggies Rice in Hot Stone Pot, Sam Gae Tang and Hae Mool Pa Jun.

Priced at ($17.99), Raw Beef and Mixed Veggies Rice in Hot Stone Pot fulfills your cravings, as it consists of various mixed vegetables (including carrots, choy sum, raddish and more), raw meat and pan-fried sliced egg atop a bed of steamed rice served in a hot pot.

“The meat cooks while in the stone pot, and it’s good to mix everything together,” Chang says. “The best part is the crispy rice that is left in the bowl.”

Hae Mool Pa Jun ($15.95) is considered one of the eatery’s most popular dishes, and Chang compares it to a seafood pancake complete with octopus, oysters, shrimp and green onions.

“It’s very tasty, but customers also love Sam Gae Tang because it’s very nutritious and refreshing — it gives you the energy that you need,” she adds.

Sam Gae Tang is a savory chicken soup with ginseng and sweet rice. It’s quite outstanding because a whole chicken is presented right before your very eyes. It’s quite a feast!

” Especially when summer rolls around, a lot of people order this dish. It’s very beneficial to your health.”

Choi’s Garden also offers its patrons a multitude of enticing side dishes (banchan) to complete your meal.

Choi’s Garden

  • Where
    • 1303 Rycroft Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Call
    • (808) 596-7555
  • Hours
    • Open Daily
    • 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.