Food for thought and the stomach

A La Carte

February 4, 2019

Story By: Don Robbins |

Steamed Fish Fillet with Ginger and Green Onion ($10.99)

Acclaimed for giving customers heaping helpings of delicious, fresh food at affordable prices, Hoy Tin Kitchen on Liliha Street serves a smorgasbord of Chinese favorites.

This intimate eatery has popular dishes such as Beef Chow Funn, Wonton Noodle in Soup and the satisfying rice porridge known as Jook.

Two years ago, the proprietors of Canton Seafood Restaurant on Keeaumoku Street purchased the business, formerly known as Hoy Tin Chop Suey, made a slight change to the establishment’s name, and increased the number of menu items. They kept the beloved menu choices but enhanced the eatery with yummy selections carried over from Canton Seafood.

What’s more, Hoy Tin Kitchen caters and welcomes take-out orders.

Jai ($9.99)


Chinese New Year, the Year of the Pig, is coming up this week on Tuesday, Feb. 5. In anticipation of the celebration, Hoy Tin Kitchen has traditional foods available now to welcome the new year. Providing eaters with good luck is the vegetarian food known as Jai ($9.99), which was traditionally eaten by Buddhist monks but has since become popular with everyone for its healthy ingredients. Hoy Tin Kitchen’s take on this tasty meal includes a plate bursting with long rice, tofu, snow peas, mushrooms, carrots and won bok.

Dishes with fish are also eaten to usher in wealth and surplus for the new year. So, Hoy Tin Kitchen is offering customers Steamed Fish Fillet with Ginger and Green Onion ($10.99). This healthy steamed dish is appropriate for all ages, since it lacks bones and is absolutely scrumptious. Plus, the ginger and green onion added to the mix makes this meal taste heavenly.

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