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You easily can take a trip to China without having to leave the island by stopping into Jade Dynasty. The hustle and bustle of this taste bud-awakening eatery will make you want to settle into one of its red-seated round tables with a group of friends, family or even a date.
According to general manager Gary Chan, there are three dishes that contribute to Jade Dynasty’s countless customers: Pan Fried Pork and Veggie Buns ($3.60 for three pieces), Fried Oysters Topped With Roasted Garlic On Iceberg Lettuce Cup ($17.95) and Seafood Dumpling in Ginseng Soup ($1.88 per piece).
For starters, Pan Fried Pork and Veggie Buns are cooked with cabbage and chopped pork. As Chan describes, “It’s a very famous Shanghai-style dim sum.”
Fried Oysters are especially famous during the summer because they grow to be much larger than usual during this time of year. “We deep-fry the oysters and make it a little fancy by putting them into lettuce. It’s crispy and not so oily, with roasted garlic on top,” explains Chan.
Last but not least is an ongoing special at Jade Dynasty: Seafood Dumpling in Ginseng Soup. “A lot of people like it. It was created in Hong Kong and was brought here to Hawaii,” explains Chan.
Jade Dynasty also is known for hosting large parties. It now has a 150-inch LED big screen TV, so party planners can show slideshows, videos and even have guests sing karaoke. Whether it be a graduation party, wedding or birthday, the eatery is available to cater to your party needs.
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 4220
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.