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Have Some Fun With Dim Sum

A La Carte Columns

July 23, 2017

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Elima Pangorang

Owner Lysa Ng-Lum presents Honey Barbecue Spareribs ($9.95).

At Happy Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Kaimuki, diners are treated to a satisfied appetite along with an extra bit of excitement, as the eatery always is cooking up something fun for its customers.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Happy Day offers a unique Dim Sum hour.

Dim Sum hour — which is much longer than an hour — is a dream come true for foodies, as food carts stacked with delicious, bite-sized servings of Chinese favorites, including shrimp dumplings, char siu baos and so much more, roll around the dining area. All diners have to do is wave a staff member and a cart down, point to a dish and your selection is set right on the table for immediate consumption. It’s a quick, lively and delicious meal all will enjoy.

From first-timers to regulars, there’s no regretting this choice for some dim sum fun!


Owner of Happy Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Lysa Ng-Lum, happily greets customers as they enter the restaurant and ensures they have a satisfying dining experience. For those looking for a special craving, she suggests a serving of Honey Barbecue Spareribs ($9.95). The baked dish is slathered in an appealing, syrupy glaze that is made from garlic, round onion, hoisin sauce, salt, sugar, ginger and honey for a lightly sweet and salty taste and a tender, slide-off-the bone bite.

Happy Day Chinese Seafood Restaurant

3553 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

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