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Providing holiday sights and yummy bites

A La Carte

December 10, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Drunken Clams ($17.95)

The joyful eats continue as the holidays are surely in full spin! Keep your culinary holiday adventure going at Yum Cha Hawaii. The dining area is decorated with charming Christmas lights, pretty wreaths and a sparkling Santa’s sleigh just outside.

Discover new and special edition items, with one exclusive to Dining Out audiences, on Yum Cha’s menu as you take in your yuletide surroundings.

A nice place to start is Mushroom Bao ($4.99). Three pillows of mini manapua are stuffed with pork, muy choi (a type of preserved vegetable) and, of course, mushrooms.

Mushroom Bao ($4.99)

The real gift, however, is found spread and baked atop the dish. Topping the buns is Hershey chocolate, which makes for a subtle contrast to the savoriness found in the filling.

Drunken Clams ($17.95) is served chilled and will please eaters across the board. It is a lighter dish that permeates senses as the clams emanate soft seafood aromas. The green onion and cilantro garnishes add flavor without overwhelming the clams. The sauce is subtle yet provides the perfect amount of juiciness to the meal.

Chili Crab ($45 with purchase of two other regular menu entrees)

Chili Crab makes for a grand and attractive main feature, but you’ll want to move fast for this one as it is only available for a limited time. This spicy dish presents a whole, 2-pound Dungeness crab slathered in a winning chili sauce. As a special to Dining Out readers, Yum Cha is presenting the Chili Crab for $45 (with purchase of two other regular menu entrees) when you go into the restaurant and mention this article. It is available for dine-in and dinner only.

Sink your teeth into these wonderful items and so much more at Yum Cha Hawaii, now open seven days a week. Its dim sum selection is a sought-after customer favorite. Yum Cha stocks a full-service bar, so enjoy some delightful sippers as you munch on an array of authentic Chinese fare with a slight modern twist.

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