Everything you need from a la carte to buffetA La Carte
October 13, 2019
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Whether looking for pupus, an entree or a journey through the expansive gourmet buffet, Maple Garden Restaurant offers delicious and diverse selections that the entire family will enjoy.
Maple Garden Restaurant is located in Moiliili on Isenberg Street across from Old Stadium Park and the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese Szechuan cuisine, which it has fine-tuned since opening in 1975.
Owner Richard Lam brings more than three decades of experience to the table and has supplemented the menu while continuing to offer favorites that multiple generations of loyal customers seek out.
Diners look forward to Maple Garden’s entree selections including Zi Su Ye Spareribs ($14.95) as the barbecue-style dish incorporates basil leaves, and baby back ribs that are oh, so tender. Salt & Pepper Pork Chops ($12.95) is a longtime menu favorite at Maple Garden Restaurant, and the popular pupu selection is cooked to golden-brown perfection with an alluring blend of taste and texture throughout each bite.
Garlic Pea Tips ($14.95) resembles spinach, and this “unusual” vegetable is cooked until crispy and garlic accents the flavor as it features a different texture and a less bitter flavor. Chive Flower ($14.95) features the crispy vegetable that is not as potent as traditional chives and is tossed with clam meat, shredded pork or dry tofu. This particular dish pairs perfectly with one’s favorite beverage.
Guests may also enjoy Maple Garden’s gourmet buffet at lunch ($14.95, $7.95 for children ages 5-12) and dinner ($18.95, $9.50 for children ages 5-12). Guests can look forward to favorites including Hot & Sour Soup, Deep-Fried Gau Gee, Smoky Tea Duck, Black Bean Clams, Spicy Eggplant, Sweet & Sour Spareribs, Beef Broccoli and Steamed Fish Fillet, just to name a few. As a reminder, some buffet items are available exclusively Monday through Thursday, and selections are subject to change.