Lung Fung Hits the SpotFeatures Order of the Day
August 24, 2014
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Sometimes there is nothing a tasty spread of Chinese food can’t fix. This holds especially true in the case of Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant, one of East Oahu’s most celebrated Chinese eateries, in operation for more than 30 years.
Decked out in floor-to-ceiling Chinese decor, including a lavish array of Oriental wall fans and eye-catching chandeliers, Lung Fung sets the stage for all to try its flavorful and authentic Cantonese-style fare.
“Being that we are located away from the hustle and bustle of town, it’s a much more relaxing and family-friendly environment here,” says restaurant manager Eddie Ma. “Our chefs have the leeway to focus on creative, tasty dishes with no added MSG, and only the highest-quality ingredients and cooking techniques.”
For those new to the restaurant, an order of General Tso’s Chicken ($11.95) is a must. Comprised of generous portions of white-meat chicken — lightly fried in homemade batter and sauteed in a sweet-and-spicy sauce — the poultry is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. “General Tso’s Chicken was not part of the original menu, but so many customers started to ask about it, which prompted us to bring it on board,” explains Ma. “It’s not an uncommon practice of ours to change up the menu based on customer feedback.”
Another recent addition to the menu is Whole Fried Flounder with Crispy Garlic Chili ($15.95). Sauteed to an optimum golden brown, the dish features one-and-a-half pounds of fried fresh flounder topped with copious amounts of dried, crispy garlic and chili flakes. “Our homemade crispy garlic is by far our most popular seasoning,” says Ma. “Along with flounder, we also can make a variety of dishes such as lobster or chicken using a similar recipe.”
Of course, no meal is complete without a vegetable medley of some kind. Ma recommends Chinese Broccoli with Dried Crispy Silver Fish ($12.95). Known in China as the ideal “beer snack,” the dish packs on the flavor with stir-fried silver fish — a delicacy in Chinese cuisine known for its satisfying salty flavor.
Available for a limited time only, Dining Out readers are invited to take advantage of a special Hot Deals offer. Customers may purchase a $30 voucher for $15, redeemable on regular menu items (excluding alcohol). The voucher cannot be used on holidays and may not be combined with other specials, discounts or coupons, including specials or party menus. The deal, available at HotDealsHawaii.com, runs until Tuesday, Aug. 26, and is valid for six months.
Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant
Niu Valley Shopping Center
5724 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu
Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.