A ‘Golden’ plate of fresh delights

Digest Now Plating

May 31, 2015

Story By: Andy Beth Miller | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Although known for its Hong Kong inspired cuisine, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant isn’t limited to serving one region of tastes. “We specialize in Hong Kong/Southern Chinese cuisine, but we also constantly experiment with new ideas and ingredients to offer new dishes to our customers,” says general manager Gary Lam.

Deliciously proving the truth of this statement are the following splendid selections.

Baked Beef Curry Manapua ($2.49 for three pieces) is a new and very popular dim sum item, which Lam dreamt up. The secret is the minced beef and diced onions that are cooked in the chef’s special curry sauce. This prepared-withlove beef curry filling is then packed into each manapua before baking.

“The curry has a slight kick to it, but would not be considered spicy,” says Lam, adding that the dish is “full of flavor and very aromatic, especially when it is hot and fresh from the oven.”

Egg Whites and Golden Dried Scallops Fried Rice ($12.95) is an equally appealing light and flavorful dish. The dried scallops must first be slow cooked for a few hours to soften — a step Lam explains is the most tedious, as they need to be cooked long enough, yet constantly watched to ensure they do not burn. Then, egg whites are stirfried in the rice, seasonings are added and the prepared scallops follow.

Served in a pot, Seafood and Tofu Casserole ($9.95) presents a plethora of shrimp, scallop, squid, sea bass fillet, fried tofu cubes, baby corn, straw mushrooms and carrots simmered over a bed of won bok. Golden Palace’s Garlic Shrimp Steamed Over Chow Funn Noodles ($11.95) showcases shrimp that has been marinated in house-made garlic sauce, and laid over a bed of chow funn noodles. The creation is topped with even more delectable garlic sauce and then steamed.

What is it that keeps Golden Palace in its prime? Lam explains, “Good and quality food at low prices always helps, but most important is our loyal supporters over the years that have made us what we are that keep the passion alive.”

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

W H E R E
111 N. King St., Honolulu

C A L L
521-8268

H O U R S
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

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