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Get Into The Mix

A La Carte Columns

January 18, 2016

Story By: Christina O Connor |

After 20 years in Chinese fine-dining cuisine, Daniel Leung was seeking a way to offer customers the same high-quality food but without those high prices.

So, he opened Asian Mix about four years ago, which was designed as a smaller takeout joint where people can swing by, get what they want and be on their way.

Asian Mix mainly serves Chinese food, but also features other items, including bentos, ramen and a handful of local favorites.

NOODLE OVER YUMMY SOUPS

Inside Asian Mix’s sprawling menu are noodle-in-soup dishes that are perfect for a chillier day. These include Special Wonton Noodle ($6.95), which features barbecue pork, wonton filled with shrimp and pork and wonton-min noodles, all swimming in a chicken-based broth and topped with choy sum. And these are no ordinary noodles, Leung says. They’re an Asian Mix-custom order, and they’ve got a little extra firmness.

For another noodle soup, there’s Roast Duck with Funn ($9.50), featuring Asian Mix’s popular roast duck over funn noodles. The dish is garnished with choy sum and green onions, and also is served in a chicken-based broth.

For each of the dishes, Leung says that customers are free to switch out the noodles based on their preference — if you’d rather have ramen, for instance, just ask for it. The soups are good for takeout, too, as they’ll be packed up with the broth separated in order to ensure intact delivery.

Asian Mix

1234 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
521-1688
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

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