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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant

Have Your Moon Cake And Eat It Too?

Just as Thanksgiving dinner would not be complete without golden turkey, the Chinese Moon Festival calls for enjoying scrumptious bites of moon cake. Luckily, folks in Hawaii don’t have to travel all the way to China to sample this holiday treat, as it’s baked to perfection locally at Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. For the past…

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Dine away on delectable duck

Located on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant has made its mark in the local community for more than 30 years, with its shareable platters of noodles, seafood and meats, along with craveable dim sum. “We see a lot of Hong Kong VIPs dining at our restaurant, and local Chinese…

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Our Very Own Peanut Gallery

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! I give you permission to call me the Nutty Professor this week, but it’s not because I’ll be doing wacky experiments like Eddie Murphy did in the movie. Instead, I’m going nuts with good eats — peanuts, to be exact. The protein-rich ingredient is worthy of applause, seeing as it works…

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Ring In The Year Of The Monkey at Royal Garden

With Chinese New Year approaching, Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant is ready to help customers celebrate in memorable fashion with a slew of traditional favorites. During the week leading up to, and the week of, the Feb. 8 holiday, the Ala Moana Hotel eatery will offer a number of highly sought-after specials that no festive feast…

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Hong Kong-style cuisine fit for a king

When it comes to good food, we all want to dine like kings and queens. Make a visit to Ala Moana Hotel, where Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant can best cater to your desired Asian-dining experience. The restaurant has been in its same location on the third floor for almost 30 years. Owner Calvin Wong has…

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The Delicious Side Of the Moon

When the full moon rises into the mid-autumn night sky next month, families in China will come together to celebrate the annual Moon Festival. While spending valuable time together, they’ll honor the harvest, the full moon and all the rejuvenation and symbolism that come along with them. In the months leading up to this joyous…

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A New Year in Full Bloom

When observing Hawaii’s culturally diverse restaurant scene, Royal Garden in Ala Moana Hotel ranks high on the list of Chinese eateries serving the most authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine, bar none. The food really is authentic. In China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday of the year. Many businesses close throughout…

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September 14, 2014

A Royal Flush of Authentic Fare

Decorated with red lanterns, gold accents and a gargantuan moon cake — yes, it’s real — Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant welcomes diners to explore the culinary delights of Hong Kong. For more than 30 years, owner Calvin Wong has invested in Royal Garden to create both an authentic environment and menu. “A lot of other…

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Have Your Moon Cake and Eat It Too

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel, celebrates its Mid-Autumn Festival, or moon festival, now through Sept. 8. The traditional Chinese holiday is centered a round the positioning of the moon, as it’s claimed that during this time, the moon is farthest from earth, thus making it appear especially vibrant…

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‘Wu’-ed by vegetarian food

I have always known that Chinese cuisine is often associated with vegetarianism, yet it wasn’t until recently that I decided to delve deeper into this mysterious meat-abstinence evolution of the ancient East. Dating back to 507 AD, China’s Emperor Wu of the Liang dynasty, a devout Buddhist and strict vegetarian, is credited for converting to…

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