Chinese eatery has delectable cuisine

A La Carte Columns

August 6, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: STEPHANIE KIM

Gon Lo Mein (on special during August for $6.99)

Since its grand opening in June, Hoy Tin Kitchen — formerly known as Hoy Tin Chop Suey — has continued to be a staple Chinese restaurant in Kalihi.

The restaurant’s manager, Lin Fan, says Hoy Tin Kitchen has been well known in the community for the last 30 years, serving construction workers on their lunch breaks and local residents in the area, which is why the owners of Canton Seafood Restaurant decided to maintain it after the previous owners opted to sell.

Sesame Chicken (on special during August for $8.99)

The restaurant has a range of Chinese dishes from local to traditional — perfect for on-the-go lunches, dine-in meals and food to cater, as the restaurant is able to accommodate with party pans that come in small, medium and large sizes.

Customers love Hoy Tin Kitchen for its low prices and large portions, and until the end of August, they can enjoy great deals on select items in honor of its grand opening by mentioning this Dining Out article, according to Fan.

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs (on special during August for $8.99)

The restaurant will be offering a discount on Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs, which are cooked twice — first boiled, then pan-fried — and tossed in a coat of sweet and tangy sauce; succulent Pot Roasted Pork, or Kau Yuk, a traditional Chinese dish; and delectable Sesame Chicken that’s stir-fried with a slightly sweet sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds — all for $8.99 each (regularly $9.99).

There also will be a discount on Hoy Tin Kitchen’s very popular Gon Lo Mein ($6.99 special, $7.99 regular), a noodle dish that features thinly sliced char siu and a mix of vegetables, and is topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

Although a small hole-inthe-wall restaurant on Liliha Street, Hoy Tin Kitchen is adored by those near and far for its huge flavors and big portions. Make it your destination the next time you’re craving Chinese fare.

Hoy Tin Kitchen

1727 Liliha St., Kalihi
Daily, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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