Sichuan spices tantalize taste budsA La Carte
January 28, 2024
Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Diners don’t need to travel to China to experience the spicy and savory flavors of its Sichuan province. Because in the heart of the city, MIAN Honolulu is serving up the fragrant and flavorful taste of some of China’s best street foods.
In Chinese, mian translates to noodles, and the casual and clean restaurant presents housemade, tender noodles — along with other mouthwatering dishes — prepared in the traditional Sichuan style.
A bestselling dish is the restaurant’s House Beef Noodles ($15.99). MIAN’s fresh, housemade noodles are added to a Sichuan-style spicy beef soup base and topped with tender beef stew, steamed bok choy and green onions.
Customers can choose their spice level with the “very spicy” option storied to take taste buds to a whole new dimension. Do you think you handle the heat?
The eatery’s Pork Dumplings ($13.99) is a satiating appetizer special that is not to be missed. The hand-wrapped dumplings are filled with tender, minced pork and topped with a mouthwatering spicy-sweet sauce.
MIAN Honolulu boasts unique menu items. A dish to try is the Pork Belly Stew Rice Bowl ($13.99). The braised pork’s rich, multifaceted flavor combines with perfectly cooked rice, a ramen egg, baby bok choy and zha chi (Sichuan pickled vegetables) to create a symphony of belly-filling food.
Concludes manager Pony Xu, “Stop by MIAN for fresh, authentic Chinese noodles and spicy Sichuan-style food.”
And, with a vast menu of reasonably-priced, high-quality dishes — as well as a 15% off coupon found in Dining Out valid for the remainder of the month — MIAN provides more reasons to tantalize tastebuds with that special Sichuan spice.