You Can’t Beat Ho Ho’s New Buffet ItemsAli Carte Columns
May 26, 2013
Story By: Ali Resich | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
In the world of good eats, sometimes you really can have it all. Such is the case at Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine in Kapolei, where your dining experience will not only be filled with tasty, satisfying dishes, but it will barely make a dent in your wallet. What could be better?
The buffet-style eatery brings together a vast range of Chinese and local flavors in its incredibly affordable all-you-can-eat buffets (Monday-Friday: $9.95, lunch; Monday-Thursday: $16.95, dinner; Saturday-Sunday: $11.95, lunch; Friday-Sunday: $18.95, dinner). Ho Ho also dishes out a la carte items, dim sum and manapua, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The spacious dining room is perfect for large parties as well.
It’s a great time to take advantage of all the establishment has to offer, seeing as its lunch and dinner buffets just got sassier with the addition of two new menu items. According to general manager James Ching, who helped inspire each fresh creation, delving into Spare Ribs with Li Hing Mui Sauce is a must.
“This one has been popular so far,” explains Ching. “Li hing mui is dried plum and it has a sweet and sour flavor.”
While many local patrons envision li hing powder sprinkled over their favorite childhood snacks, the restaurant sees it as a valuable sauce ingredient. Its sweet, salty and slightly tart flavor is a surprisingly wonderful complement to the meat’s savoriness.
Ho Ho’s also is unveiling Sea Salt and Black Pepper Shrimp today. Ching says the eatery’s shrimp dishes fly off the buffet line, so this Singapore-style variation offers another way for customers to enjoy the seafood. “It’s crispy and has a lot of flavor from the salt and black pepper,” he adds.
Regardless of the time of day, event or craving, Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine presents a quintessential feast for the whole family.
Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine
590 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei
Daily, Dim sum and manapua from 6 a.m.
Lunch buffet, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner buffet, 5-9 p.m.