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By Yu Shing Ting Photos By Lawrence Tabudlo
July 10, 2016

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Steamed Fresh Scallop and Tofu with Black Bean ($14.95)

Steamed Fresh Scallop and Tofu with Black Bean ($14.95)

Since opening in December 2010, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant has become a favorite for its Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine, specializing in seafood and fresh, made-to-order dim sum.

Guests will find an extensive menu of about 150 items, plus a dim sum menu of approximately 70 choices. Braised Pork Ribs is one signature dish served with a homemade sauce that is especially tasty when eaten with steamed buns; and for dim sum, try Snow Mountain Char Siu Bun, which is a little bit creamier and sweeter than traditional char siu bao.

The spacious restaurant also offers seven private rooms that can seat 10 to 60 people, and often hosts special events, such as the upcoming United Chinese Society’s Taste of Taiwan on

Aug. 22, featuring celebrity Taiwan chef Shieh Fu Lung, along with seven other chefs from Taiwan. (Tickets are $225 per person, or $2,000 for a table of 10. For details, call United Chinese Society at 536-4621.)

Jade Dynasty also is reintroducing it’s Fried Rice with Fish Fillet and Ginger ($13.95), a Hong Kong summer dish that was offered on the original menu when the restaurant opened.

“It’s a little lighter than traditional Chinese-style fried rice,” notes Chan. “The sauce is a very light, soup stock sauce; and because of the ginger, it’s good for your stomach.”

KEEPING IT FRESH

A new item at Jade Dynasty is Steamed Fresh Scallop and Tofu with Black Bean ($14.95). It features six pieces of steamed soft tofu topped with sliced ham and fresh scallop, all enhanced by a tasty Chinese black bean and garlic sauce with a hint of spice. The dish is served with refreshing choy sum.

“We introduce new dishes regularly, about every month,” says general manager Gary Chan. “The owners go to Hong Kong and Asia quite often and bring back ideas for new dishes, and our chef will modify it.”

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Hookipa Terrace
947-8818
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum daily, 10:30 a.m-5 p.m.
jadedynastyhawaii.com