Ring In Chinese New Year With Exquisite EatsCover Story
January 20, 2019
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
As the Year of the Pig approaches on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant has created an extensive Chinese New Year set menu that local diners will go whole hog over.
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-of-the-house creativity continues to “wow” diners with each visit.
Conveniently located within Hookipa Terrace on 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 diners are encouraged to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special events in either the main dining room or one of the seven private rooms.
Welcoming parties of all sizes, Jade Dynasty is offering a special Chinese New Year set menu ($468 for table of 10) available through Feb. 28 — the restaurant’s team asks for at least one day’s notice to prepare the feast.
The grand menu starts off with Steamed Scallop in Half Shell with Garlic and Long Rice to symbolize “the shining stars,” as well as Imitation Shark’s Fin Soup with Seafood and Bamboo Fungus to represent “harmony the whole year round.”
Diners are then treated to Golden Chicken with Roasted Garlic representing the “phoenix bringing you good news,” as well as Steamed Whole Fish with Scallions and Soy Sauce in addition to Lobster with Ginger and Onions on a Bed of Noodles that signify “prosperity year after year and good health and spirit.”
Guests are presented next with Braised Pork Ribs in Chef’s Special Sauce Served with Buns to lead to “achievement in every step.” And a Chinese New Year meal would not be complete without New Year Good Luck Jai, a vegetarian classic crafted to promote “good luck and prosperity.”
Wishing to create an easy-going atmosphere in 2019, diners can delve into Sticky Rice with Preserved Meats in Lotus Wrap and conclude the meal with Mochi Balls in Sweet Ginger Broth as a “happy ending that brings good fortune.”
“We chose these dishes because they bring our guests good luck for the Year of the Pig,” says general manager Gary Chan.
“For Chinese New Year, the fish and chicken are a must, as well as the mochi balls,” he explains. “We serve this menu family style so everyone can share different items and really enjoy their time and celebrate together.”
Making the occasion more special, Jade Dynasty will be hosting lively lion dances on Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 5 (6:30 p.m.).
By introducing fresh and enticing seasonal and regional specials, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant strives to fulfi ll diners’ tastes and culinary cravings. Jade Dynasty is the ideal destination for parties, family get-togethers and business functions with seven private rooms, a stage and screen to help important gatherings run smoothly. The customizable options and features — in addition to the excellent cuisine — make planning and executing the ideal group meal as seamless as possible.
Dim Sum Dynasty
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is well known for its array of nearly 60 dim sum varieties served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and starting at just $2.95. Popular choices include Snow Mountain Char Siu Bun ($4.25 for three pieces) and Seafood Dumpling in Ginseng Soup ($1.88), which includes a large steamed dumpling within an invigorating broth.