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May 19, 2019

Story By: Brandon Bosworth | Photos by: File photo

Dungeness Crab with Spicy Salt & Pepper ($23.95 per pound)

Since opening its doors in 2015, House of Wong Restaurant has become Kapahulu’s go-to destination for authentic Chinese cuisine. Prior to opening House of Wong, the culinary crew built a solid relationship while working together for 29 years at China Garden Restaurant in Waikiki.

One dish co-owner and general manager Michael Wang highly recommends is the Dungeness Crab with Spicy Salt & Pepper ($23.95 per pound), which is fresh crab, stir-fried with chili peppers, green onions, pepper, salt and Chinese five-spice powder.

One House of Wong’s signature menu items is the Roast Honey Glazed Spare Ribs ($15.95). The pork ribs are seasoned and marinated in the homemade sauce for about two hours, and then placed in the oven to cook for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

“That’s a really popular one,” Wang explains. He encourages customers to order the item about four hours in advance.

Seafood, poultry and pasta combine for House of Wong’s Oyster Sauce Chicken on Cake Noodle ($11.95). Soft cake noodle is topped with bok choy and crispy chicken. Wang says this dish is especially favored by those ordering meals to go.

In addition to offering dine-in and take-out service, House of Wong also caters.

“We have party trays available,” Wang says. “We are close to several churches and schools and we often cater their events.”

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