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By Christina O Connor Photos By LAWRENCE TABUDLO
February 8, 2016

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To ring in the Year of the Monkey, Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine is offering a Chinese New Year Special Menu: a set party menu stocked with eight different dishes. It costs just $38.88 per person, with a four-person minimum, and is available starting today through the rest of the week.

“If you can’t get to China for the new year, let a piece of China come to you,” says manager Yao Ming Guan.

The selection, Guan explains, is a collection of Seafood Village’s most popular items. “These are some of our favorites — for locals and visitors alike,” he says. “All of these are very, very popular, so we put them all out in one menu to commemorate this new year.”

Dishes include Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Scallop, all inside a lightly fried shell and accented with a slightly sweet and tangy sauce.

There’s also Hawaiian Ginger and Scallion Lobster, featuring a succulent lobster in a ginger and scallion sauce. “This is one of our most popular ways to cook the lobster,” Guan explains.

Seafood Village’s version of Peking Duck is exceptionally tender, and you can find it in the Chinese New Year menu wrapped in a steamed bun with green onions and lathered in hoisin sauce. It’s pictured here with the traditional bun, but the eatery also serves the dish with crepes — which Guan explains is the latest craze in China.

The menu also comes with Crab Meat & Fish Maw Soup, Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp, Dried Scallop and Egg White Fried Rice, Hawaiian Mango Pudding and, of course, Chinese New Year Jai.

If you stop in to taste the Chinese New Year Special Menu today, you also can catch a lion dance performance by a local troop starting at 6:30 p.m.

Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
971-1818
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: 5-10 p.m.