Golden Palace Seafood RestaurantDigest Step Up to the Plate
September 9, 2016
Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Seafood in a Taro Basket ($9.95)
One thing that chefs of Chinese cuisine have mastered is offering a full-sensory experience. At Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown, heavenly aromas draw diners in first. Then, the pleasingly bright colors of the dishes continue to attract them. Finally, the epic textures and flavors of the fare help to complete each eating endeavor.
And for this family business, its goal is to offer the best of Hong Kong-style food, which restaurant manager Gary Lam says is really adaptable, allowing the restaurant to create new recipes as well as tweak traditional ones.
One dish that remains timeless, however, is the eatery’s taro basket, which comes in many options — such as Seafood in a Taro Basket. Other choices include Shredded Beef and Boneless Chicken, and Lam also offers a vegetarian version, upon request.
The unique recipe can be eaten family-style or as one person’s meal, Lam explains. “It’s universal. Basically, you have your starch; you have your veggies and your seafood. It’s pretty much like a whole meal in itself.
And while Golden Palace is well known for its delicious dim sum, which is served daily, a la carte items like Seafood in a Taro Basket have truly captured customers’ hearts and appetites.
Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant
111 N. King St., Honolulu
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum daily, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.