Where Quality Meets ConvenienceFeatures Inside Feature
February 19, 2017
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Anthony Consillio
After a busy holiday season and recent surge in business during Chinese New Year, the Asian Mix team led by owner Daniel Leung is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
And, while the restaurant sees a steady flow of customers, Asian Mix continues to bolster its reputation for serving up a multitude of tastes and flavors from around the Pacific Rim coupled with speedy, stellar customer service. Diners receive the quickness and convenience of a fast-food restaurant, while not having to sacrifice quality, as meals are prepared to order with fresh ingredients.
Situated conveniently at the corner of Beretania and Piikoi streets on the ground level below Safeway, Asian won’t be disappointed.”
Leung notes that some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes are influenced by Northern Chinese cooking styles and techniques, as bold spices are used to build flavor profiles, while other international flavors are used as well. For instance, Singapore-style Rice Noodle ($7.95) incorporates thin noodles with roast pork, green bell peppers, bean sprouts, green onions, egg and shrimp — an incredible value for such a large portion.
“We use yellow Indian curry and that really helps to bring the flavors together,” Leung says. “Most of the time, people will order the dish and share it between two people.”
Crispy Gau Gee Noodle ($10.50) is another top-seller at Asian Mix and includes Hong Kong-style fried noodles — a “very crispy” rarity in Hawaii — topped with chicken, roast pork, broccoli and choy sum accompanied by four pieces of gau gee to form a tasty combo plate.
With the wet, windy weather Hawaii has seen of late, Asian Mix has diners covered with an array of hot, flavorful soups, including Roasted Duck with Funn in Soup ($9.50). The popular dish features Asian Mix’s roasted duck in a broth with thick noodles and fresh vegetables. Wonton Noodle in Soup ($6.95) is another popular menu item consisting of noodles with shrimp-and-pork wontons.
Customers may build their own Asian Mix Plate for lunch (available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) with a choice of side dish and varieties of entrees ($5.75 for one choice, $7.45 for two choices and $8.95 for three choices). Leung notes that multiple entree selections are available each day for mix-plate combos, and customers are able to order and go in a matter of minutes.
Party trays also are available at Asian Mix, and are perfect for any event ranging from business functions to birthday parties and holiday celebrations. Call the restaurant at 521-1688 for menu options and to place an order.
1234 South Beretania St., Shop A-1, Honolulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.