Locals can find their food fix at Asian MixA La Carte Columns
July 2, 2017
Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: ELIMA PANGORANG
When it comes to satisfying one’s appetite, there shouldn’t be any “mixed” feelings involved. If there are, then the perfect place to sort it all out is at Asian Mix. The eatery’s enthusiastic staff makes it easy for guests to choose a delectable meal as soon as they walk in.
A good place to start is by ordering Roasted Pork and Roast Duck on Rice ($9.50) or Barbecue Pork and Ginger Chicken on Rice ($9.50), both served with choy sum. These filling plate lunches are packed with white rice, which serves as a soft bed for the flavorful pork, duck and chicken that rest on top. And the choy sum is a pleasant palate cleanser between tender, meaty bites.
However, don’t wait all day to try these dishes, as owner Daniel Leung says they are always in high-demand. “These are very popular among our customers. We usually sell out by late afternoon,” he confirms.
With summer here, a cool, refreshing drink is always welcomed. Cool off at Asian Mix’s Tea Time bar, which offers fresh tea, flavored tea, milk tea, iced milk drinks, smoothies and yogurt drinks. There are even bubble drinks with the famous boba (tapioca balls), which Leung explains are not the only reason why these libations are dubbed bubble drinks. “It’s called bubble drinks because when they make it, the tea is shaken and it creates lots of bubbles,” he says.
Conveniently located on the same lot as Safeway, the parking structure offers ample and easy parking for Asian Mix diners. And remember: It’s never good to grocery shop on an empty stomach. So be sure to fill up on Asian Mix before crossing off your grocery list.
1234 S. Beretania St., Shop A-1, Honolulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m-8:30 p.m.