Treat taste buds to these delectable flavorsA La Carte
February 16, 2020
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: FILE PHOTOS
Guests partake in the finest and freshest Chinese culinary delights when they enter The Mandalay on Alakea Street in downtown Honolulu.
Co-owned by Linda Chan with her husband, Larry, the restaurant features a light, airy sophisticated environment complete with high ceilings and stylish table settings.
“We feature Hong Kong-style dim sum handmade daily,” shares Larry. We also have available free parking and banquet facilities.”
This plush atmosphere boasts a total seating capacity of 330 guests. Private rooms can be configured with one, two, three or even five tables to suit the personal tastes of larger parties.
All year long, this notable Honolulu landmark serves an impressive range of fresh, mouthwatering foods to patrons with items such as freshly crafted dim sum small bites, and tender Peking Duck with fluffy, soft buns and plum sauce.
Linda Chan explains that one of the customer favorite dim sum items served daily is the Xiao Long Bao ($7.95). Served in an order of five pieces, these delectable dumplings are filled with minced up meat and hot soup broth, and cooked in steamer baskets.
Another flavor-packed item that customers favor is Shrimp with Honey Walnut ($19.99). This dish comes with a hefty helping of succulent shrimp and crunchy walnuts. It’s all delicately battered and then fried to perfection.
One special item available at The Mandalay that continually delights the clientele is the sweet, juicy BBQ Pork Char Siu ($16.99). One order of this sublime dish needs to be ordered a day in advance due to the lengthy time it takes to achieve the ideal depth of marinade.
For those who prefer some poultry at their meal, the restaurant offers its Deep Fried Chicken ($29 per whole chicken). This bird is served crispy outside and tender inside to the delight of diners. The Mandalay’s bustling kitchen is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, but the restaurant can stay open later to accommodate additional merry-making during parties.
Free validated parking is available Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday across the street at Bishop Square. Paid (non-validated) public parking is available during the day Monday through Friday at Alii Place.