Unique Flavors Rule In This Dynasty

A La Carte Columns

March 8, 2016

Story By: Caitlin Basilio |

Dynasty Style Po Ling Miso Chicken ($19.95). Bodie Collins photo

Dynasty Style Po Ling Miso Chicken ($19.95). Bodie Collins photo

Take one look at Jade Dynasty’s grand en trance and you’ll be able to see that the restaurant prides itself on offering an elegant Chinese dining experience. Having recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, Jade Dynasty is considered a family staple at Ala Moana Center.

Catering to locals and tourists alike, the eatery is most well known for its dim sum. “We have a lot of variety of dim sum that no one else really has because we are constantly creating different options and new flavors,” says general manager Gary Lam.

Most popular among Jade Dynasty’s dim sum — which is only served during lunch — is Snow Mountain Char Siu Bun ($3.65 for three buns). Different from traditional char siu buns, which are steamed, Snow Mountain Char Siu Buns are baked so that the dough is very light and has a flaky crust to it. “So when you bite into it, it’s like snow’s falling,” says Lam.

The restaurant's chic decor matches its high-quality menu.  L. Tabudlo photo

The restaurant’s chic decor matches its high-quality menu. L. Tabudlo photo

Or give Taro Prawns ($4.75 for two pieces) a try. The taro — a popular ingredient in Jade Dynasty dishes — perfectly complements the prawns.

In addition to its exquisite setting, the restaurant seats up to 300 people, offering more than enough space for your next party. With seven private rooms — all adjustable to your needs — your party is sure to be a hit. A 156-inch high-definition TV screen also is available to display your slideshows for no extra cost.

THE EATERY’S CROWN JEWEL

Treat yourself to Dynasty Style Po Ling Miso Chicken. Offered for both lunch and dinner, this delectable meal is priced at $19.95. Po Ling, an area in Chiu Chow, Canton — a city normally famous for its seafood items — inspired the dish. This selection is cooked with a special sauce that includes yellow beans and a touch of spice.

Jade Dynasty

Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Hookipa Terrace, Honolulu
947-8818
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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