Mini Garden Flourishes With Expanding Menu

Digest On the Menu

May 8, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Mini Garden Orient & Vegetarian Cuisine is your answer when it comes to Chinese cuisine at its best. Owner Yinnee Chiu opened this culinary hot spot in Mapunapuna back in 1998 and added another location to the lineup on South Beretania Street in 2005.

  • Sweet Chili Vegetarian Chicken ($10.95)
  • Salt and Pepper Pork Chop ($10.95)
  • Eggplant and Shrimp ($12.95)
  • Chef De Hui Liang and owner Yinnee Chiu.
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With more than 250 items on the menu, along with selections dedicated especially to vegetarians, Mini Garden caters to everyone.

“We offer a mixture of Chinese foods, we have a lot of local favorites as well as Hong Kong-style favorites,” Chiu says. “We have a lot of repeat customers who are very loyal to us, and people can even request no MSG.”

Mini Garden also is promoting a special deal where patrons receive 20 percent off all take-out orders (excluding the vegetarian menu) and 10 percent off all dine-in orders (excluding party menus and shabu shabu).

Dishes that’ll delight…

Head chef De Hui Liang works hard to create new dishes on a regular basis, most recently having showcased a delicious entree of Eggplant and Shrimp, along with Sweet Chili Vegetarian Chicken. A customer favorite such as the Salt and Pepper Pork Chop dish continues to be a staple on the menu.

Eggplant and Shrimp ($12.95)

A special creation by head chef De Hui Liang, this dish features a Szechuan eggplant with tasty morsels of shrimp sauteed to perfection in a sweet and sour garlic sauce.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop ($10.95)

Fried pork chops seasoned with salt and pepper, and garnished with dices of garlic, green onion and a dash of chili pepper. “Our Salt and Pepper Pork Chop stands outbecause our chef uses a special recipe, resulting in the most tender of pork chops,” says owner Yinnee Chiu.

Sweet Chili Vegetarian Chicken ($10.95)

A vegetarian chicken dish stir-fried with onions and zucchini, and covered in a sweet chili sauce. “Most people will be surprised with our vegetarian chicken because the texture and taste is similar to chicken, Chiu says. “But we actually use ‘monk chicken’ made from wheat gluten. Vegetarians love it.”

Mini Garden Orient & Vegetarian Cuisine

  • Where
    • 2065 South Beretania Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96826
    • 1151 Mapunapuna Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96819
  • Call
    • (808) 946-3828
    • (808) 833-3828
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Beretania)
    • 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Mapunapuna)

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