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Revamped menu keeps some Chinese favorites

A La Carte

July 26, 2020

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: HOY TIN KITCHEN

Roast Pork ($11.99)

After closing for about a week last month for renovations, Hoy Tin Kitchen has been welcoming customers back to its Chinese eatery in Liliha with an updated kitchen and dining room, as well as an expanded menu.

Among the new items are Roast Pork ($11.99) and Roast Pork with Bitter Melon ($10.99).

β€œOur Roast Pork is made with pork belly and the skin is very crispy,” notes manager Janet Chan. β€œIn Chinatown, they usually roast the whole pig and pork belly would be the best part for roast pork, so we only use pork belly.

Roast Pork with Bitter Melon ($10.99)

β€œWe’ve had it for one month already and people think it’s the best in Honolulu because ours is fresh and the pork is good. Our roast duck ($13.99) is very good, too.”

The restaurant also has some of its most popular dishes on special, including Oyster Sauce Chicken Fried Noodle (on special for $7.99 through Aug. 31, or substitute for cake noodle for $1 more), Gon Lo Mein (on special for $7.99 through Aug. 31) and Minute Chicken Fried Noodle (on special for $8.50 through Aug. 31).

Formerly known as Hoy Tin Chop Suey for more than 40 years, the neighborhood Chinese restaurant changed ownership in June 2017 and was renamed Hoy Tin Kitchen. At the time, the new owners also operated Canton Seafood Restaurant in Honolulu, but recently sold the establishment in March and brought some Canton Seafood favorites over to Hoy Tin.

Known for its flavorful food, generous portions and good prices, Hoy Tin offers an extensive menu with more than 125 dishes to choose from, plus party packs and party pans. Because of social distancing rules, the restaurant is currently limiting its dining room to one table for up to 10 people (by reservation).

β€œWe have a lot of regular customers, including longtime area residents and workers from nearby businesses,” adds Chan.

For those on the go, simply call in your order for convenient curbside pickup in front of the restaurant.

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