A ‘Dynasty’ that rules over the realm of Chinese delicaciesDigest Now Plating
May 6, 2015
Story By: Alana Folen |
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is known for taking the traditional culinary practices of Chinese cuisine and putting a spin on them. Located in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace, the restaurant’s 8,000-square-foot dining area, with rich mahogany walls and sparkling crystal chandeliers, is a feast for the eyes that enriches the dining experience.
The menu boasts a vari ety of Hong Kong-style delicacies and a plethora of dim sum — many of which you won’t find anywhere else.
General manager Gary Chan elaborates on one in particular. “Baked Taro Bun is similar to our Snow Mountain Char Siu Bun,” he explains. The sweet bun is filled with minced taro.” The texture of the taro is comparable to Okinawan sweet potato. Priced at $4.50 for three pieces, Baked Taro Bun makes for a must-have dim sum treat that’s available from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Then, check out the restaurant’s Mochi Rice with Chinese Sausage in a Stone Pot ($14.95). Back by popular demand, this former special now has claimed a coveted spot on the regular menu.
“Sticky rice is soaked overnight and wok-fried with shiitake mushrooms, Chinese sausage, Chinese pork belly and onions,” Chan says. When the rice is placed in the hot stone pot, the edges become crisp as it cooks a little more. Dig into the center of the dish, and warm fluffy rice awaits. “It’s a nice blend of flavors,” he adds. “One day advanced notice is required for lunch orders, but Mochi Rice with Chinese Sausage is available at anytime during dinner.”
Keep up-to-date on the latest dim sum trends and indulge in award-winning Hong Kong-style fare at Jade Dynasty.
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
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Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 4220
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Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Dim sum served daily until 5 p.m.