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Here in Hawaii, we work hard to afford the pleasure of living in paradise. So when it comes to dining out on our lunch breaks — or picking up some dinner to go — we want to make sure we get our money’s worth.
Daniel Leung, owner of Asian Mix, understands this, and has made it his business to bring delicious options to his Honolulu patrons — all at affordable price points, with generous portions.
“One thing people always talk about is how great the portions are here,” says Leung, explaining that many customers like to order their selections to share. “When people come, some ask for an extra plate when eating here.”
And rather than be stingy about this, Leung smiles and assures Dining Out that he not only welcomes it, but is gratified in knowing that the plates he doles out daily offer more than enough to go around.
A prime example is Asian Mix’s Pork Chop with Salt and Pepper ($9.50), piled high with 10 pieces of perfectly crisp pork spiced just right with green onion, garlic, chili peppers, salt and pepper.
This mega-meal, Leung explains, is “definitely enough for two, especially when paired with a scoop or two of rice.” The key to this dish is the deep-frying process, because according to the owner, “the timing and cut of the slices are so important for the perfect texture and crispiness.”
And speaking of ideal crispness, Crispy Gau Gee Noodle ($9.95) also is a great deal. It features a full plate of savory chicken, tons of veggies, and a few pieces of barbecue pork set atop pan-fried Hong Kong crispy noodles. Served alongside the dish are four pieces of gau gee.
For those wanting a slight departure from their usual plate lunch, Roast Duck with Noodle Funn in Soup ($9.50) satisfies. This vegetable- infused soup is not your typical barely there affair, but rather a hearty helping of protein aplenty — “A quarter of a whole duck in each serving,” says Leung.
Asian Mix also serves refreshing beverages, including light and bright Peach Green Tea ($3.50) with a bottom layer of colorful rainbow jelly, and Okinawa Milk Black Tea ($3.50), a creamy concoction that can be paired with tapioca pearls for an additional 50 cents. Brewed every few hours, Leung explains that each cup is guaranteed to be fresh and strong, and is sweetened according to individual tastes — just how you like it.
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1234 S. BERETANIA ST., SHOP A-1, HONOLULU
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