Tasty Eye Candy at Seafood VillageColumns Pupu Picks
October 21, 2012
Story By: Steve Murray | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Pupus don’t have to be dainty delicacies, and Seafood Village’s Ocean Seafood Mountain ($39) surely proves that point. Piled high with crab claws, clams, mussels and oysters on the half shell, the appetizer-to-share platter is not just tasty but an eye-grabbing attention getter that won’t be missed by your fellow patrons. It definitely caught the attention of Glenn and Candice LeMarchiant. The Sydney residents took notice as the mound of seafood and ice were placed in their vicinity. Proper dining decorum may have prevented them from pulling up a chair, or it could have been the Dim Sum Sampler ($15) they were enjoying.
The sampler includes siu mai, shrimp, spinach and a half-moon dumpling, and was part of an overall dim sum meal, Glenn described as “beautiful.” It’s no wonder the LeMarchiant’s enjoyed their lunch. The dim sum at Seafood Village is fresh, light and always juicy. And if the four-dumpling sampler isn’t enough, no worries, the restaurant offers 36 types of dim sum, and 13 separate appetizers ranging from pot stickers to Chilled Julienned Jelly Fish ($10.95), so you’ll be hard pressed to find a flavor profile the restaurant can’t meet. Even if you’re looking for something you don’t think they have.
Beginning this month, Seafood Village introduced its Bistro Menu that offers enough big, red beef to make any carnivore happy. Featured on this new menu is Mongolian Garlic Steak, Center Cut Filet Mignon and a 22-ounce Bone-In Ribeye. If you like the idea of a bistro menu, but are not in the mood for steak, the new menu also includes fish, seafood, chicken and Manila Clam Pasta with Black Bean Sauce ($22). If for some reason you can’t find it on the menu, ask general manager Johnson Ma, it’s his favorite.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
2424 Kalakaua Ave. #103, Honolulu
Open daily, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) 5-10 p.m. (dinner)