Fine Chinese cuisineA La Carte
March 17, 2019
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Aptly named Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant, this Waialae Avenue-based eatery has successfully pleased the appetites of customers for the past 19 years. The eatery is known for its Hong Kong-style dim sum service, available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring manapua, pork hash and more. Other items on the a la carte menu range from soup, noodles, sizzling plates, casseroles, rice dishes and vegetables, to name a few. According to owner Lisa Lum, Happy Days can accommodate about 300 patrons within its ample dining room and the restaurant offers private areas for parties.
The popular house special Huk Gin Tofu ($14.95) starts with a bed of creamy tofu. Then, it is steamed together with gravy and delicious vegetables, pieces of chicken, diced scallops and shrimp.
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Moo Shu Pork ($11.95), a delightful appetizer, offers a flavorful stir-fried mixture of tender, sliced pork, cabbage, onion, bamboo shoots, egg and more. This item is accompanied by hoisin sauce, which can be used to add some sweetness. In addition, the order comes with six thin flour “pancakes” to neatly wrap everything up for eating. Moo Shu Pork can also be ordered with chicken instead of pork, or with only vegetables for customers who don’t eat meat.