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A Dish On Santa’s ‘Nice List’

A La Carte Columns

December 15, 2015

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Garlic Stuffed Eggplant ($10.95 entree) Nathalie Walker photo

Garlic Stuffed Eggplant ($10.95 entree) Nathalie Walker photo

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Liliha Shopping Center is so kind that it will even be open on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Patrons will be happy to hear the news, as the establishment has been feeding and satisfying generations of families for seven years now.

Aside from the eatery’s epic dim sum spread, which is available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day, there also is a bounty of entrees made for sharing. A new item worth mentioning is Shoyu Chicken ($12.95), presenting half a chicken steamed in a special shoyu sauce until tender. Be sure to ask your server about this dish, as it can’t be found on the menu.

BIGGER IS BETTER

You may have seen this item on dim sum carts, but Nice Day also offers Garlic Stuffed Eggplant ($10.95 entree, $3.50 dim sum) in a regular-sized entree — as eight of these crispy, succulent morsels are better than three. Slices of eggplant are stuffed with a mixture of fishcake and minced pork hash, then battered and deep-fried. The finishing touch is minced roasted garlic, which adds a sprinkle of flavor to the already tasty dish.

Nice Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Liliha Shopping Center
1425 Liliha St., Kalihi
524-1628
Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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