Keeping The ‘Wow Factor’ AliveCover Story
September 17, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
By introducing fresh and enticing seasonal and regional specials, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant strives to fulfill diners’ tastes and culinary cravings.
Jade Dynasty makes it a priority to please its loyal customers by adding new menu items, many of which are influenced by the cuisine in both China and Hong Kong. The evolving menu keeps customers coming back to see what is in store and the heart-ofthe-house creativity continues to “wow” diners with each visit.
Conveniently located on the Hookipa Terrace of Ala Moana Center’s fourth floor, Jade Dynasty serves up an award-winning dining experience in a warm, inviting atmosphere featuring dark-wood accents and intricately crafted chandeliers. The family-friendly restaurant is capable of hosting up to 300 people, and encourages diners to celebrate birthdays and special events in either the main dining room or one of its seven private dining areas.
THE PERFECT PLACE FOR PARTIES
Jade Dynasty is the ideal destination for holiday parties, family get-togethers and business functions with seven private rooms, a stage and a screen to help important gatherings run smoothly. The customizable features — in addition to the excellent cuisine — make planning and executing the ideal group meal as seamless as possible.
As a special inside scoop for Dining Out readers, Jade Dynasty has rolled out an array of new visually stunning menu items that are sure to tantalize taste buds. Smoked Tea Duck ($19.95 half, $39.90 full) is one of the new additions that draws from the Northern Chinese style of cooking. General manager Gary Chan explains that the tender, succulent duck is prepared with tea leaves and Chinese pepper before it is smoked and flash-fried to lock in all the flavors.
Stir-fried Shredded Lotus Root, Pork and Glass Jelly Noodles ($13.95) is a new appetizer on the menu, and the country-style dish is sure to have diners asking for additional helpings. “Tai Shan” Crab with Ground Pork, Black Bean Sauce and Egg (seasonal/ market price) features tender, rich crab stir-fried in a savory sauce and presented beautifully atop the crab’s shell.
“The crab is a very popular, hearty option, and the sauce goes great with white rice!” Chan says.
“Wu-Shek” Pork Ribs ($15.95) are prepared using St. Louis-style ribs that are meaty and tender within a sweet, tangy sauce that includes honey, garlic and vinegar. Mochi Rice with Chinese Sausage in Hot Stone Pot ($14.95) is a popular dish in China during the winter. The hearty choice, which is now available at Jade Dynasty, draws comparisons to Korean bibimbap or local-style fried rice, but it’s made with mochi rice.
As a reminder, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, which honors the time of the year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest, will be celebrated Oct. 4 this year. Make your reservations now for this and other special events and holidays, and prepare to enjoy the superb cuisine and service that diners count on at Jade Dynasty.
COMPLETE BAR ADDS TO EXPERIENCE
In addition to the stellar menu at Jade Dynasty, the restaurant also features a full bar with everything from beer and wine to specialty cocktails. Diners have discovered that their favorite menu items pair nicely with sake, which is also readily available from the expansive bar. Some of the most popular tropical-themed cocktails ($7.25 each) include a refreshing Lava Flow and the alluring Scorpion, which is built with brandy, gin and fruit juices.