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Ray’s BYOB Kitchen

Welcoming 2016 With Prosperous Fare

Now that the busiest part of the holiday season is behind us, we can start focusing on the new year ahead. As the countdown to midnight draws closer, many of us are taking time to reflect and set goals for the next go-around. I, too, will be doing these things, but I have to admit…

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The Many Faces Of Sweet And Sour

You know it when you see it because it’s instantly recognizable by its bright red color. On top of that, its flavor profile has a bold personality to match its vivid appearance. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m gushing about sweet and sour sauce, the fabulous flavoring most kamaaina can’t live without. There’s…

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September 20, 2015

Ray’s Fountain Of Youthful Eats

Anyone who meets Raymond Chau instantly will be struck by the chef’s youthful and friendly charm — so much so that you’d never believe he is almost 70 years old. At an age when his peers can be seen enjoying retirement and playing cards on River Street just outside his Chinatown Cultural Plaza restaurant, he’s…

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August 18, 2015

Hooked on seafood

Thirty five years ago, Raymond Chau was working in the very same location that his new restaurant, Ray’s BYOB Kitchen, stands today. Having just opened shop three months ago, the chef and owner is getting reacquainted with his prime location at Chinatown Cultural Plaza, right near the main entrance that is flanked by two golden…

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July 12, 2015

Ray’s BYOB Kitchen

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Tender Abalone with Boneless Chicken and Mushroom ($15 regularly, $5 with purchase of fish special) In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu’s Chinatown district, you’ll find Chinese Cultural Plaza, where in Suite 113 Ray’s BYOB Kitchen serves a hot pot full of exotic flavors….

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June 7, 2015

June specials serve up seafood, hot pots

Raymond Chau, the former owner of Won Kee and a string of other eateries, is back. Just a couple months ago, he opened the doors to his latest venture, Ray’s BYOB Kitchen. The Chinese restaurant has a menu that’s stocked with noodles, fish, vegetable stir-fries and dim sum. “Whatever you like, we have something on…

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May 10, 2015

Sharing a Zest for Life and Flavorful Food

Raymond Chau believes that the key to remaining young and staying healthy is to simply follow his lead. The energetic 70-year-old chef and restauranteur is “still kickin’” and recently introduced a new Chinese restaurant that incorporates lighter styles of cooking and offers up a host of healthy yet flavorful menu selections. Conveniently located in downtown…

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