New Venue Spotlights Dim Sum Delights

Columns Foodie Fare

September 8, 2013

Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Rachel Breit

In response to customer requests for more dim sum dishes, Canton Seafood has gone above and beyond to please its customers. Not only has the staff chosen to offer dim sum dishes, they have opened a whole new venue in which to do it ― Canton Dim Sum in Market City Shopping Center.

In celebration of its grand opening Sept. 8, Canton Dim Sum will offer 10 percent off of its manapua (usually $1.29) ― baked or steamed.

Canton Dim Sum includes several tables for those who wish to dine in, or people can pick out their dim sum at the counter and take it to go.

Items start at just 79 cents each, such as Chicken Hash, Pork Hash and Half Moon, which is filled with vegetables, pork and shrimp. Dim sum lovers also can find favorites that include Steamed Char Siu Bun Hong Kong Style (99 cents each) and Fried Sesame Ball with Coconut or Red Bean (99 cents each).

One popular item is Chicken Mochi Rice in Lotus Leaf ($1.49 each), which features chicken and mushroom inside of mochi rice ― all wrapped neatly in a lotus leaf.

“We sell a lot of these. People just love them,” says manager He Gong.

“Canton Seafood Restaurant is well known for many dishes, so we brought some of our signature dishes here as well,” he adds.

These include Canton Crispy Chicken ($4.99 for half, $9.98 for whole).

“This is very popular, and people love it,” he says.

Another dish that Canton Dim Sum brings from Canton Seafood is the popular Crispy Gau Gee Mein ($6.99), which features mixed vegetables, shrimp, char siu, chicken and pork.

For dessert, Gong says Malaysian Steamed Sponge Cake ($1.29 each) is a must-try.

“You cannot get anything like this anywhere else,” he says, before adding that the sweet treat is a secret recipe.

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Canton Dim Sum is the brand new brainchild of the owners of Keeaumoku Chinese eatery Canton Seafood.

“A lot of people would ask us about dim sum,” manager He Gong explains. “We wanted to add dim sum, so we decided to open a new restaurant.”

Canton Dim Sum had a soft opening about a month ago and will celebrate with a grand opening Sept. 8.

And if you haven’t been by the restaurant since its soft opening, Gong says it could be worth another look.

“After the soft opening, we saw a lot of things that we needed to improve on,” he says, noting that they recently closed for a few days for renovations based on customer feedback. These changes included installing new equipment to help keep the items as fresh as possible.

Contact Christina O’Connor at diningout@staradvertiser.com

Canton Seafood Restaurant

923 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-midnight
Note: Free parking

Honolulu, HI 96814

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