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Take a culinary trip to Asia

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March 24, 2019

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Cafe Asia

Pot Stickers ($7.95 regular, $1.99 with AYCE)

There’s a new Asian fusion kid in town, and since its opening in September 2018, Cafe Asia has garnered quite the following from the East Oahu area and beyond.

“The community has responded with warm welcome and support,” says Kylee Lin, who owns the restaurant with husband and chef Chen Pan. “Our goal is to bring something fresh and different to the community and serve great food that everyone can enjoy a great dining time with family and friends.”

Just a few options on the AYCE spread

Join in on the tasty excitement and give Cafe Asia’s menu a try, which ranges from a la carte items to beloved all-you-can-eat (AYCE) hot pot selections.

The AYCE option can be enjoyed during lunch ($17.99 adult, $10.99 keiki 5-10 years old, $15.99 seniors 55 and up) and dinner ($27.99 adult, $14.99 keiki 5-10 years old, $24.99 seniors 55 and up) with a variation of meats, vegetables, seafood, noodles and a few pupus. Lin guarantees it to be a great value and deal, and that hungry customers will love it.

Beef Summer Rolls ($8.50 regular, $2.99 with AYCE)

“We have a whopping 10 different broths,” shares Lin. “Five broth options are already included in the AYCE price, and if customers want to try the other broths in the a la carte menu but not the AYCE menu, they can still order it with a small upgrade charge.” Vegetarian options are also available for broths and the entire menu is peanut-free.

On top of enjoying scrumptious broths, a wide-range of tantalizing sauces up the ante of the dining experience including sesame, ponzu, sweet garlic shoyu, soy sauces and chili oil.

Tack on some of Cafe Asia’s most popular, signature small bites from the pupu menu and indulge in Beef Summer Rolls ($8.50 regular, $2.99 with AYCE) and Pot Stickers ($7.95 regular, $1.99 with AYCE). The rolls wrap up sliced grilled ribeye beef, mushrooms and lettuce within Vietnamese rice paper and are topped with fresh onions and served with sesame sauce on the side.

The Pot Stickers come packed, wrapped and fried with pork, zucchini and whole shrimp with a sweet garlic shoyu sauce for dipping.

This is all just the tip of the iceberg of what’s available at this Asian eatery. Take a full view of its plethora of appetizing dishes at cafeasiahawaii.com.

“Cafe Asia isn’t just one particular type of Asian cuisine,” concludes Lin. ” It’s a combination of foods and flavors from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand. We wanted to take the best of each world and combine it and add twists to it, then create our own kind of Asian fusion restaurant.”

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