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Asian Mix

By Alana Folen Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo
August 4, 2013

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MEAT SAUCE WON TON NOODLE ($7.95)

Asian Mix captures a blend of Chinese, Japanese and local influences in its cuisine, and it’s this melting pot of flavors that entices customers with each and every bite. And although the restaurant may be geared toward on-the-go dining where you can order, build your plate and go in a matter of minutes, co-owner Daniel Leung makes it a point to utilize high-quality ingredients and always works to offer his customers something new.

This week, Asian Mix spices things up with Meat Sauce Won Ton Noodle, a new Chinese special that is sure to hit the spot.

“I tried this particular dish in Guangzhou, China, and I really liked it. Of course, I wanted to recreate it so that people in Hawaii can also enjoy it,” Leung says. “I think Asian Mix is the only local restaurant to offer it.”

A highlight of the dish is eight pieces of Hong Kong-style shrimp and pork won ton, made by hand.

Thick Chinese noodles are boiled to perfection and act as the foundation of the dish. “In northern China, noodles are the main form of starch, which is why you’ll notice that the noodle is thicker,” Leung says.

Before digging in, stir all the ingredients together to round out the flavors. Your taste buds will thank you.

Meat sauce is poured atop the won ton and noodles. It features a savory concoction of sweet bean sauce, peppers, shoyu, chili sauce and bits of ground pork. “The meat sauce is mild in spice, but the hint of spice really helps to add to the taste.”

A side of chili sauce also accompanies the dish in case you want to bring the heat level up a few notches from mild to hot.

Asian Mix

1234 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
Open daily, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
521-1688