Dig In Solo or TogetherColumns Who's Counting?
June 30, 2013
Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Rachel Breit
If you are anything like me, as much as you enjoy ordering family-style with friends and family, sometimes the preferred method is to order for one and pig-out to your heart’s content. Of course, it might also get a little lonely.
Luckily, in addition to having set meals for more sociable moments, Canton Seafood Restaurant also has you covered for any desired solo sessions.
The Combination Plate ($8.99) features four different items — all for you. Two crispy won ton, four pieces of lemon chicken with lemon sauce, a bed of beef broccoli fried noodles and a scoop of steamed rice make up this plate. Plus, it also comes with a bowl of the restaurant’s seaweed, chicken and tofu soup, and a cup of tea.
If you are feeling inclined to dining with friends, Canton Seafood also offers a Family Style set menu ($55.99) that serves four to five people. The meal consists of five dishes and steamed rice for everyone.
Start with Seafood Tofu Soup, which features shrimp, scallops, fish fillet, mushrooms and tofu. Canton Seafood Tofu in Basket has steamed tofu under a layer of shrimp, scallop, mushrooms and cut choy sum. For protein from the land, the meal also comes with Crispy Garlic Chicken with Red Bean Curd Sauce, and your choice of Pork Chop With Salt and Pepper or Capital Pork Ribs. Don’t forget to save room for that fifth dish: Fish Fillet with Choy Sum, which is served with a garlic sauce and mushrooms, and garnished with carrots.
If you’re dining with a larger group, don’t worry — the restaurant also offers a Family Style set menu ($99) that serves six to eight people, and menus for larger groups that can satisify up to 12 people.
The restaurant, which has been open for a little more than two years, prides itself on the authentic Cantonese-style dishes it offers.
“Our chef is from China,” says manager Jun Lin. “Most people love our food because it tastes almost the same as in China.”
Canton Seafood Restaurant
923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight
Note: Free parking