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Superb at seafood

A La Carte

May 12, 2019

Story By: Brandon Bosworth | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger and Onion ($14.95)

Closing in on two decades in operation, Kaimuki’s Happy Days Chinese Seafood Restaurant stays true to its name by offering a wide array of dishes from the sea. For example, consider the Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger and Onion ($14.95).

Sea bass filets are delicately steamed and then served in a light shoyu-based sauce with generous amounts of ginger and onion. According to owner Lisa Lum, this item is a favorite with those who prefer seafood over meat.

This expertise with seafood extends to the restaurant’s crowd-pleasing Hong Kong-style dim sum service, available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the dim sum offerings are a variety of shrimp, scallops and fish selections including stuffed fish cakes with tofu and shrimp dump-lings with chives.

PEPPERY PORK

Garlic Green Beans with Pork ($12.95)

Happy Days excels at land-based fare as well. Fans of cuisine with a kick might want to consider the popular chef’s special Garlic Green Beans with Pork ($12.95).

Finely cut pieces of pork are mixed with garlic, green beans and chili pepper to create an aromatic dish that Lum describes as “kind of spicy.”

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