Copious Chinese choices

A La Carte

March 22, 2020

Story By: Brandon Bosworth |

The Mandalay’s Honey Walnut Shrimp ($19.95). FILE PHOTO

In these uncomfortable times, we could all use a bit of comfort food. For many islanders, Chinese cuisine is an ideal go-to option. It’s delicious, nutritious and perfectly suited for takeout and leftovers.

Maple Garden’s Salt and Pepper Fish Filet ($14.95). FILE PHOTO

Fortunately, Oahu has a wealth of great Chinese dining choices offering a variety of specialties. Happy Days Chinese Restaurant, Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant and The Mandalay are all known for delectable dim sum.

Asian Mix’s Mongolian Beef ($10.50). FILE PHOTOS

Asian Mix, meanwhile, focuses on Hong Kong-style cuisine that implements Chinese cooking with Western ideas. Also serving up great eats are Maple Garden, offering Northern Chinese Sichuan cuisine, and New Mui Kwai Chop Suey, which has an extensive menu with nearly 200 dishes.

Happy Days’ Jai ($11.95). FILE PHOTOS

Many island Chinese eateries routinely feature special menu items as well as discounts. Be sure to call ahead to see what’s new at your favorite Chinese restaurant. And, in an era of “social distancing,” take advantage of the ease and convenience of getting takeout. Be sure to order extra food so you can coast on leftovers, too.

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