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Find festive buffets at downtown eatery

A La Carte

December 3, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Japanese Style Deep Fried Enoki Mushrooms ($12.95)

Make your way over to The Mandalay in Downtown Honolulu for its daily dim sum menu, as well as lunch and dinner items, including some seasonal specials.

Start with Japanese Style Deep Fried Enoki Mushrooms ($12.95), an appetizer of enoki mushrooms that are seasoned, battered with Japanese flour — which adds a bit of sweetness — and then deep-fried.

Another sizzling dish for lunch or dinner is Jellyfish Stir Fry with Beef ($16.95), which features jellyfish and beef stir-fried with vegetables.

Jellyfish Stir Fry with Beef ($16.95)

There’s also Shrimp Balls Wrapped with Fried Noodles ($17.95) that must be ordered one day in advance due to the preparation of this creation. The process all starts with the shrimp balls, which are hand-wrapped meticulously with noodles before being fried together and served alongside a mayo-fruit salad.

With Christmas just a few weeks away, start making reservations at The Mandalay, which will offer a brunch and dinner buffet on Christmas Day.

The Dim Sum Brunch Buffet (seating at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; $26.99 adults; $23.99 seniors 60-plus; $17.99 children 3-12) will feature an array of Hong Kong-style dim sum — from pork hash and steamed char siu bun to turnip cake and taro puff — as well as soups, salads, stir-fried entrees, char siu chow funn, sliced turkey, orange chicken, and so much more.

Shrimp Balls Wrapped with Fried Noodles ($17.95)

For the Dinner Buffet (seating at 5 and 7:30 p.m.; $32.99 adults; $28.99 seniors; $21.99 children), find prime rib, snow crab legs, roasted pig, Peking duck (with bun), and shrimp cocktail as the all-star main features. The nighttime buffet also will include soups, salads, stir-fried entrees and, of course, a selection of desserts (think egg custard tarts and almond tofu).

The eatery has ample amounts of room to host parties of almost any size with its large dining room, separate conference rooms with privacy compartment doors, and a second-story space that can fit roughly 130 people.

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