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Looking ahead to a successful, tasty year

A La Carte

January 19, 2020

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: New Mui Kwai Chop Suey Kailua

New Mui Kwai Chop Suey in Kailua makes it easy on hungry individuals with an extensive menu of nearly 200 tempting selections. The Chinese eatery has been a beloved choice among community residents and beyond, also presenting a very spacious dining room with tables for two all the way to 10 people.

Classic favorites catch the attention of diners here, such as BBQ Minute Chicken Cake Noodle and Honey Walnut Shrimp. The chicken cake noodle is slathered in a luscious and savory gravy adding a welcome softness to the crisp noodles. The Honey Walnut Shrimp plate is stacked high with jumbo pieces of shrimp and is blanketed in a sweet and tangy sauce.

Continuing on the shrimp train, chug happily along with fresh-from-the-farm Salt Pepper Garlic Kahuku Shrimp. It’s the ideal combination of spice and savoriness.

Snackables to start off with, or to nibble on throughout the meal, are also at hand such as Crispy Gau Gee and Chinese Chicken Salad.

Make a reservation or walk on in without one, either way the folks at New Mui Kwai Chop Suey Kailua are ready to serve guests filling delights that will certainly keep customers coming back for more.

YEAR OF THE RAT

The Lunar New Year traditions continue, and this time it’s at New Mui Kwai Chop Suey Kailua. This year, Chinese New Year is on Jan. 25 and the restaurant has rolled out a common favorite dessert, Gau (pictured). While this dessert is common year round, in Chinese tradition it is an especially sought-after staple during the New Year because it is said to be good luck in bringing progress and advancement in the consumer’s life for the coming year — it is the promise of better times ahead.

The Chinese mochi pudding at New Mui Kwai can be ordered in three sizes: Mini ($3.15 each), Small ($5.95 each) or Family Size ($15-$18).

Additionally, it is available year round (prices may vary) at the New Mui Kwai’s sister bakery in Chinatown called Sing Cheong Yuan Bakery, at 1027 Maukakea St. It is an ideal location to get hands on other Chinese desserts, pastries and various baked goods.

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