Intrigued by the pictures and reviews on Yelp, tried here for lunch today.
Why hang Japanese kitchen curtains in a “Chinese” restaurant? Dunno, maybe it’s cheaper than hanging doors.
And who came up with the name? Sigh.
Anyway, the two signs outside enticed The Mouse.
With the discount, price not much more than a “decent” plate lunch, and drinks and dessert included. The pake in The Mouse smiles.
What piqued The Mouse’s interest was the pictures and comments on their char siu and roast pork. So, The Mouse’s first plate.
Roast Pork, Char Siu, Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, Pot Stickers, Broccoli
Hmm. Roast pork was decent, can’t compare to still on the hook in Chinatown, but passable. The char siu? Meh. But (almost) any char siu is better than none.
Egg Fu Yung, Deep Fried Tofu, Beef Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef Stew, Mapo Tofu, More Roast Pork
Everything on the plate was serviceable, the surprise was the beef stew, must’ve been a really cheap cut of meat, but simmered for a loooooong time, “almost like buttah”. The cartiledge, fat, and little bit of meat melding together into a little bite of ahhh!
There was also a salad bar, but nothing for The Mouse to want to give up limited tummy space for.
Egg Drop Soup
Was okay, too much corn starch.
Mung Bean Dessert Soup
The mung bean soup was pretty good.
All in all, not bad, not the greatest, but not bad. The restaurant has a contract with one of the Chinese airlines to feed the flight crew after all. Good thing there’s a Kama‘aina discount. Probably would feel different at full price.
Soda and tea included.
Enjoy. Eat well.
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