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Those in search of quality dim sum selections made fresh daily are in store for a bounty of choices crafted to please at Ocean Dim Sum.
The Waipahu eatery opened in March, and serves up an array of dim sum and other creations that draw inspiration from Cantonese-, Hong Kong-style and local cuisine. The family-run business produces more than 1,000 dim sum selections and “Hawaii Manapua” daily, much to the delight of customers who enjoy the tasty treats as a quick snack or meal. The establishment currently offers takeout service, but might add some tables for dining in the near future.
Baked Char Siu Manapua and Steamed Char Siu Manapua (available at just $4.50 for 3 and $17 for a dozen) are extremely popular with both new and returning customers. Mini Manapua are priced at $2.75 for 3 and $9.50 for a dozen. Diners are encouraged to pick up a dozen — or more — for upcoming parties, celebrations or to simply take the mess and stress out of family dinners. Customers even purchase boxes full of the soft, fresh manapua to take to friends and family on Neighbor Islands, as well as the mainland when traveling.
Customer favorites also include Steamed Pork Hash ($4.50 for 5, $9.50 for a dozen), Half Moons ($4.50 for 5, $9.50 for a dozen), Shrimp Dumplings ($4.50 for 3, $16 for a dozen) and Taro Gok ($2.75 for 3, $9.50 for a dozen). Other delicious creations are Baked Mini Hot Dog Manapua ($2.75 for 3, $5.50 for 6, $9.50 for a dozen), Mini Almond Cookie ($3 each, $5 for 2) and Egg Custard Bun ($2.75 for 3, $5.50 for 6 and $9.50 for a dozen), just to name a few.
As a special scoop for Dining Out readers, Ocean Dim Sum offers a can’t miss Hot Deal for its Waipahu store customers. The deal is good for a $20 voucher for just $14 (not valid on drinks), as well as a $40 voucher for $26 to use toward catering orders with at least one day’s notice. The vouchers currently are available for purchase through Thursday, Oct. 16, via HotDealsHawaii.com, and are valid for six months from date of purchase. The deal is not combinable with other discounts or special offers.
Customers are advised to call 680-0563 to make a phone order and avoid longer wait times, as many items are crafted to order to ensure freshness.
Ocean Dim Sum
94-370 Pupupani St. #101, Waipahu
Daily, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.