Catering To Your CravingsA La Carte Columns
February 29, 2016
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Hung Won Seafood Restaurant has expanded its menu greatly — an additional 82 dishes to be exact.
Located in the heart of Kaimuki at 3434 Waialae Ave., the Chinese restaurant serves authentic Cantonese-style cuisine, as well as about two dozen spicy dishes and many local favorites.
Restaurant manager Janice Ouyang explains that many of the dishes on the new menu came from a list of food customers have requested in the past, as well as popular off-the-menu items the restaurant has previously featured on special.
Hung Won, which celebrates its two-year anniversary this month, has become a neighborhood favorite with many repeat customers for both take-out and dine-in.
Among the top menu items are Honey Walnut Shrimp and Lamb with Fresh Leek, as well as its specialty roast meat.
“The meat is tender and juicy, not dry,” explains Ouyang. “And the skin is crispy. It tastes really good. Also, our Roast Duck (available half or whole) and Char Siu (by pound) are very popular, too.”
The revamped menu at Hung Won Seafood Restaurant has 220 items, including dessert.
Among the dishes added this year is Local Style Kau Yuk ($10.95), which is commonly ordered with a side of Steamed Buns ($5.95 for six pieces, $10.95 for a dozen). The red colored pork is braised for about one-and-a-half hours, and then stir-fried to that distinct flavor and texture many in Hawaii have grown up with and enjoy.
Also new is Roasted Pork with Braised Tofu Casserole ($12.95). Consisting of pork belly, deep-fried tofu and black mushroom topped with green onions and stir fried with garlic, this classic Chinese dish is especially tasty with a bowl of steamed white rice.
Hung Won Seafood Restaurant
3434 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
Daily, 10 A.M.-9 P.M.