Eatery Remains Inspired By Travels To China

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August 20, 2017

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

Red Dates with Stuffed Mochi Rice ($3.95)

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, located in Ala Moana Center, has been serving up authentic Chinese cuisine, as well as innovative takes on traditional dishes inspired by the ownerships’ frequent visits to Asia.

The restaurant features a main dining menu, dim sum menu as well as six different, customizable banquet menus. To keep things fresh, Jade Dynasty offers up a number of specialty dishes every month.

Fish Fillet and Calamari with Salt and Pepper ($19.95)

Until Sept. 15 (or longer, depending on popularity), customers can dine on Red Dates with Stuffed Mochi Rice ($3.95) and Red Dates with Fish and Chicken ($4.50) for dim sum. Both dishes feature three red dates stuffed with either a savory or sweet option — both new approaches on a traditional Chinese dish.

In China, the dim sum entree is served with small dates stuffed with sweet mochi rice, according to Jade Dynasty’s general manager, Gary Chan. Red dates are used in Chinese cuisine because they help with blood circulation and insomnia, he says.


At Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, diners can feast on culinary delights inspired by China. Along with new dim sum specials (Red Dates Stuffed with Mochi Rice or with Fish and Chicken), the restaurant will be offering this allday special: Fish Fillet and Calamari with Salt and Pepper ($19.95). The dish features lightly battered and fried fish and calamari, and it will be available until Sept. 15 — or longer, depending on its popularity, according to the restaurant’s general manager, Gary Chan.

Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

Ala Moana Center, Hookipa Terrace
1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; dim sum, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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