Asian MixStep Up to the Plate
July 14, 2019
Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: File photos
A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BARBECUE PORK AND COLD GINGER CHICKEN ON RICE ($9.95)
Looking for a quick meal of generous proportions and quality ingredients? Make a stop at Asian Mix on South Beretania Street. The charming eatery is located on the first floor of the Safeway building with covered, ample parking for customers to conveniently grab hearty Chinese dishes.
A favorite go-to option for many customers is Kung Pao Chicken ($9.95). This a la carte dish is packed to the max boasting a heap of chopped chicken marinated in a special sauce comprised of vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and a touch of sugar. It is also mixed with roasted peanuts for crunch, dry chili peppers, garlic and green onions.
Owner Daniel Leung says the dish is rooted in North China cooking preparations, which are a rare find in the islands as most Chinese eateries implement Southern Chinese cuisine. Diners rave about the strong taste of vinegar in the dish and the pieces of chicken are not cut too big so that eaters can enjoy the taste of the chicken equally with the sauce. The end result is a tasty party for taste buds.
In addition to several a la carte dishes of epic proportions, Leung mentions the restaurant presents weekly specials starting at just $6.95, which can be found in its Dining Out ad that runs every week — so be on the lookout for these yummy delights!
If you have a large gathering coming up, Asian Mix also caters for parties big or small — be it 50 people, to upward of 200 people. Be sure to call a few days ahead to place orders that are larger than 50, and for anything under, same day pick ups are accepted.
PORK FOR YOUR FORK
This pork is always quality meat that is lean but tender. It marinates overnight in a barbecue sauce made by the chef in-house and is roasted for one hour the next day. Honey glaze over the pork gives a subtle sweet taste.
STICKIN’ WITH CHICKEN
The secret to this dish is no doubt the ginger sauce, which is made fresh and combines green onion, hot oil, ginger and salt with a hint of pepper and sugar.
JIVE WITH SIDES
Accompanying this popular plate is a bed of hot rice underneath and hearty vegetables.
Kung Pao Chicken ($9.95)