Blending classic dishes, exciting specials

A La Carte Columns

February 16, 2016

Story By: Lindsey Appleton | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Gold and Red Chicken ($7.95)

Gold and Red Chicken ($7.95)

Chinese New Year has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself and your family with a trip to Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant on North King Street.

Customers are welcomed as they walk through the ornate gold-and-red pillars and lettering of Golden Palace and instantly cross the threshold into an authentic Chinese eatery.

“Chinese food is known for its traditional classics,” says manager Gary Lam, whose family has been running Golden Palace since it first opened in 2001 in the bustling Downtown district. “We offer those entrees, but I’m also always coming up with new ideas with our chefs to test out with friends and family, and then we bring it to the customers.”

Until the end of March, patrons can indulge in one of Lam’s specials: Gold and Red Chicken ($7.95). Tender chicken meat is first marinated in spices, then battered and fried. To finish it off, the golden chicken is tossed in a honey and red pepper sauce.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($8.95)

Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($8.95)

The honey’s sweetness is complemented by the zing of red pepper and crunch of the chicken.

Diners also will want to order a plate of the popular Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($8.95). Whole shrimp is fried and then cooked in a wok with a house salt-and-pepper marinade, minced garlic and peppers.

If you work Downtown, take advantage of the eatery’s takeout counter for quick and delicious lunches. Enjoy fresh dim sum, made daily in the dim sum-designated kitchen ($2.69 per order). Golden Palace also has a catering and delivery service, the perfect option for the next time you throw an office or home party.

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant

111 N. King St., Chinatown
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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