A Good CatchA La Carte Columns
June 12, 2016
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: N. Walker
You’ve probably heard the saying that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but Dining Out says you often can judge an eatery by its crowd. At Canton Seafood Restaurant, it’s easy to tell that the savory Cantonese cuisine is authentic because you’ll find many Chinese customers, both local and visitors, enjoying the traditional fare.
“A lot of Chinese people like to eat here because our taste is almost the same as in Hong Kong and Canton,” says manager He Gong. “They want to eat something like it is at home.
“Also, chef and owner Sou Keung Wong concentrates on food quality and tries to make it healthy by using less oil and less salt. When he purchases the ingredients, he orders the best part of the meat and the best vegetables,” Gong adds.
Canton Seafood Restaurant opened on Keeaumoku Street in 2011 after being in business for 13 years as the popular Glowing Dragon restaurant in Chinatown. In addition to traditional Chinese dishes, there also are some local favorites, such as Kau Yuk, Roast Pork and Sweet Sour Pork.
The menu is endless with more than 160 items, plus specials. Gong points out the every day lunch specials (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and late night specials (9-10 p.m.) start at $6.99, and set party menus designed for 10-12 people (starting at $198) are perfect for Father’s Day (June 19) and ongoing graduation celebrations.
MUNCH ON FLOUNDER, FRIED NOODLE THIS MONTH
Canton Seafood Restaurant’s specials for June are Fried Flounder with Lemon Grass for $10.99, with purchase of any entree (regular price $15.99), and Seafood Fried Noodle for $7.99, with purchase of any entree (regular price $9.99).
Both are among the restaurant’s most popular items. The Fried Flounder with Lemon Grass is a traditional Hong Kong-style dish featuring a lightly fried whole fish with a homemade lemon grass shoyu sauce on the side that can be poured over the fish for more flavor.
Seafood Fried Noodle offers an assortment of shrimp, scallop, fish fillet, squid, mushroom and other vegetables over Hong Kong-style crispy noodles with gravy.
Also on special this month is Canton Seafood’s famous Canton Crispy Chicken for $4.99 (half), with purchase of any entree (regular price $12.99). All specials are available for dine-in or take-out.
Canton Seafood Restaurant
923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.