Ready, set, feast!Cover Story
February 23, 2020
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
In an effort to help local families avoid the stress and mess involved with cooking at home, the team at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant has created a popular set menu complete with comfort food treasures. This set menu is easy to order and can be enjoyed at the restaurant or at home.
Jade Dynasty continues to add new menu items to supplement long-time favorites, many of which are inﬂuenced by cuisine found in Hong Kong as well as China as a whole. It’s evolving selections keeps customers coming back to see what’s new and the culinary team’s creativity “wows” diners with each visit.
Conveniently located within the Hookipa Terrace on the Ala Moana Shopping Center’s fourth ﬂoor, Jade Dynasty serves up an award-winning dining experience in an inviting atmosphere featuring dark wood accents and intricately crafted chandeliers.
All of these exquisite features also create a comfortable setting to dine on Jade Dynasty’s new Six-Course Spring Special Set Dinner menu ($24.95 per person, with orders at a minimum of two people and a maximum of six, exclusive of tax and gratuity).
This spring menu is available Monday-Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. It’s essentially, a complete six-course meal for less than $25 per person — a great deal!
“This is a convenient option for guests who don’t want to ﬁght traffic before heading home, or those who live close by and want to pick up dinner for the family without having to cook after a long day,” says Jade Dynasty owner Sylvia Ho.
The six-course lineup features a mouthwatering arrangement of appetizers.
A delicious place to start is the Ham Har Chicken Wing, which was served primarily at lunch prior to the introduction of this menu. The wings are marinated overnight in a fermented shrimp paste to offer an enhanced layer of ﬂavor before being fried to crispy golden-brown perfection.
Guests also receive Honey Garlic Ribs that are marinated in a housemade sauce infused with multiple varieties of vinegar and coupled with invigorating honey notes.
A new dish at Jade Dynasty, and only available with this spring special, is Braised Cauliﬂower in Hot Pot. Guests will be happy to dine on tender cauliﬂower with a smooth texture accented with Chinese sausage (lap cheong).
Continue on with entrees of Salt & Pepper Fish Fillet and Stewed Beef Brisket over Steamed Rice, which is “beef stew Jade Dynasty style.” It is cooked for hours and balanced with an array of vegetables. As for the ﬁsh dish, it is prepared with a light breading before being fried so the skin develops a crispy texture that encapsulates the ﬂaky, moist ﬁsh.
Finally, wrap things up with Mango Pudding for dessert, combining real mango, whipped cream and gelatin that results in bold ﬂavor balanced with a light, airy texture.
“This menu is perfect for guests who may not be familiar with our menu, so you get a taste of our favorites all in one set,” Ho says.
It’s Party Time!
Jade Dynasty is the ideal destination for parties, family get-togethers and business functions. It is capable of hosting up to 300 people and has seven private rooms, customizable seating areas and a stage and screen to help important gatherings run smoothly. The customizable options and features — in addition to the excellent cuisine — make planning and executing the ideal group meal as seamless a process as possible. Guests are encouraged to call ahead for parties and to make reservations on weekends because the restaurant tends to fill up quickly.