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Canton Seafood Offers Quite a Catch

By Steve Murray Photos By Nathalie Walker
April 6, 2014

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Canton Seafood on Keeaumoku Street is celebrating its third anniversary and has created some impressive money-saving menu items to help spread the news. According to manager Peng Gong, “The specials are a way to thank our customers for their support over these first three years.”

Dinner specials include Lobster (prepared five different ways), flounder, salmon, pork ribs and a new sea cucumber dish.

Lobster has been a favorite since the very beginning. Regularly priced at $19.99, it has been reduced to $11.99 (with the purchase of another entree) for the entire month of April. Weighing in at a little more than one pound, the fresh Maine lobster can be steamed or wok fried and mixed with a number of flavor enhancers including green onion and ginger, butter garlic, black bean sauce and a simple salt and pepper seasoning.

Another restaurant special is Fried Flounder. The moist fish is rolled in Chinese seasoning and deep fried a golden brown. Order it with another entree and the flounder is discounted to $9.99, which is quite a deal from its usual $15.99 menu price.

The purchase of a second entree is not required for all monthly specials. Steamed Salmon Head with Tofu, for instance, is now only $9.99 (regular price $11.99) and Pork Ribs with Bitter Melon costs $10.99 (regular price $12.99), along with several sea cucumber dishes, and can be ordered on their own.

Sea cucumber is a popular ingredient in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. The folks at Canton Seafood are hoping it’s just as popular with Hawaii diners. A long-time ingredient in folk medicine, sea cucumber is said to treat hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, cuts, burns and the requisite potency problems. Canton Seafood’s Sea Cucumber with Mushroom and Chicken Casserole ($13.99) is sauteed with black mushrooms and chicken.

While each of these entrees are perfect for sharing, Seafood Tofu in a Basket ($11.99) is destined to bring everyone together. The combination of shrimp, scallops, chicken, choi sum, black mushrooms and tofu swim in a hearty broth of oyster sauce, chicken stock and other goodies. Simply pour over rice and enjoy.

Celebrating a special occasion? Canton Seafood also offers party menus (feed up to 12 people) starting at $188.

Canton Seafood Restaurant

923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight