Monday, June 24, 2013

Fook Lam Seafood Restaurant

They're located in Culture Plaza by the river. I came here for a late lunch on the weekend and I was surprise they still had a decent selection of dim sum in the carts. Their signature item is the xiao long bao. They don't make it until you order it and it takes about 20 minutes. The xiao long bao was good and I recommend trying it. As for their other dim sum, it's pretty much the same stuff as the other dim sum restaurants in Culture Plaza.

The interior was very spacious so you don't have to worry about your chair getting hit by the hot dim sum carts. If you come around 11am on the weekends, you'll probably end up having to wait for a table. The staff doesn't speak very good English so it helps if you bring someone who can speak Cantonese. If you parking in the Culture Plaza parking structure, they will give you validation.

100 N Beretania St
Ste 110
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 523-9168

 Shanghai Soup Dumpling (xiao long bao)

Wife Cake (lou po beng)

Salted Egg Custard Steamed Bun (lau sa bao)

Red Bean Sesame Ball (jin dui)

Custard Tart (dan tat)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Makoto Sushi

I consider this place a hidden spot because you don't see their signage unless you drive into the 2nd level parking structure of Aiea Shopping Center. It's a small shop but they offer a variety of sushi rolls and bentos. Their menu items have unique names and when you ask the owner/staff "what is that?" they'll be happy to tell the ingredients. There are tables outside the shop but I don't recommend hanging out there for too long. I started smelling some not so pleasant stuff so I took my order to go. It's a great place to come for lunch if you're in the Aiea area. They also have another location in Kaimuki by Times Supermarket.

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr
Ste 227
Aiea, HI 96701
(808) 722-9711

Top Secret

Bento #2