A ‘Golden’ opportunity for Moon Festival

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September 24, 2017

Story By: Ellise Kakazu |

Salt and Pepper Shrimp (part of Moon Festival Party Menu) A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese eatery located in the heart of Chinatown, keeps customers coming back with good food and affordable prices.

“We have a lot of regulars that have been with us since we opened (in 2001),” says general manager Gary Lam. “We have guys who come in multiple times a week.”

According to Lam, many customers come in for the restaurant’s dim sum, specifically Baked Char Siu Manapua, Pork Hash with Shrimp, and Steamed Chicken Feet — which are all $2.69 each. “Our dim sum is really popular,” Lam notes. “We have the cheapest prices on the island.”

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant is located in Chinatown. L. TABUDLO PHOTO

In addition to the eatery’s extensive dim sum menu, Golden Palace also offers more than 100 entree items, such as Beef with Oyster Sauce ($6.95) and Sweet Sour Spareribs ($6.95).

Lam explains that customers who have certain food allergies or restrictions also can customize a dish to their liking.

“If there’s something they’re looking for, I’ll try to get an idea and I’ll throw it together for them,” Lam explains.

Recently, Lam put together a special Moon Festival Party Menu ($199 per table of 10; cash only), which is sure to make all diners feel like royalty. The pre-fixe menu (available upon reservation Oct. 3-5) features seven delicious dishes alongside steamed rice and, of course, moon cake.

Sweet and Sour Sea Bass (part of Moon Festival Party Menu) Ellise Kakazu PHOTO

One of the dishes on the Moon Festival Party Menu will be Sweet and Sour Sea Bass, which includes deep-fried sea bass covered in sweet and sour sauce, shredded bell peppers, carrots and onions. Another favorite that will be featured is Salt and Pepper Shrimp, which is lightly battered and fried, then seasoned with chili peppers, green onions and Chinese spices. White Fungus Mushroom and Chicken Soup, a healthy dish that is both light and flavorful, will also be a part of the menu.

The party menu also will feature Peking Duck With Buns, Chinese Chicken Salad with Jellyfish, Boneless Chicken Cake Noodle, and Crispy Skin Chicken.

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