Mixing high-quality Asian fare with affordable pricesChew On This Digest
May 18, 2014
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
As its name implies, Asian Mix caters to a variety of different Asian backgrounds — from Hong Kong-style cuisine to some of Northern China’s most celebrated eats, as well as a number of Taiwanese specialties. Yet, the common denominator that harmonizes every dish is the eatery’s dedication to using only the finest ingredients and putting in the necessary time and effort to create bold, satisfying flavors.
“High quality Asian cuisine is something our team knows very well, and we want to share all of it with the community,” says Daniel Leung, owner of Asian Mix, with more than 30 years’ experience in the restaurant industry.
Among Leung’s personal favorites, Shrimp with Honey Glazed Walnuts ($12.95) is one of the menu’s biggest bargains. “Every order comes with 20 mediumto large-sized shrimp of the highest quality,” says Leung. “Our homemade sauce and baked walnuts give it just the right amount of sweetness.”
Another must-have, Singapore-style Rice Noodles ($7.95), is a popular noodle dish served with shrimp, shredded barbecue roast pork, bean sprouts, eggs and green onion. To maximize flavor, Asian Mix turns to specially curated ingredients. “The type of curry and rice noodles you use is what elevates this from tasting just OK to superb,” explains Leung. “We get our special yellow curry from India and our rice noodles come from a top manufacturer in Taiwan.”
For premiere comfort food, the restaurant’s Wonton Min ($6.50) is always an appropriate choice. “For every five customers who walk through our door, we probably get one or two orders for it,” says Leung, referring to the hot brothy dish garnished with homemade shrimp and pork wontons. “We boil the soup stock in chicken and pork bones for hours, so it always hits the spot.”
In addition to restaurant dining, Asian Mix is also available for takeout.
1234 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.