Dim sum mainstay offers ‘sum-thing’ newA La Carte Columns
February 26, 2017
Story By: Jackie Perreira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
As many Oahu patrons have come to know, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant serves up both traditional Chinese dishes and a wide array of delectable dim sum. That variety just got bigger, in fact, with the addition of three new manapua — Steamed Lap Cheong, Baked Black Sugar and Hot Dog ($1.50 each) — that you’ll want to snag the next time you’re in Chinatown.
“The reason we’ve added these three flavors is because they’ve always been favorites (from the past). They’re the standard all-time favorites for me when I was a kid, here in Hawaii and in China,” explains general manager Gary Lam.
The lap cheong manapua contains Golden Palace’s signature touch: a special sauce created by the chef.
“Ours is different because of the sauce the chef puts on the lap cheong before he steams the manapua. It adds a unique taste — a little on the sweeter and light side,” says Lam.
While many guests sit down to dim sum meals with loved ones, Lam says a number of patrons also just enjoy the dumplings as a snack.
“You don’t have to dine-in to enjoy dim sum,” he says. “Any of our dim sum are really popular for people who are on the go because it keeps throughout the day and you don’t have to worry about it going bad. It’s a great treat for everyone; people will often get a dozen or two for their doctor’s office or party.”
Golden Palace accepts phone orders at 521-8268 for those in a hurry, but the dim sum station is located right at the entrance of the restaurant, so it’s also very easy to pick some up in a flash.
Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant
111 N King St., Chinatown
Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.