I’ve driven past Asia Manoa for years but never ate there.
For whatever reason — and it’s probably because of its name and location — I always thought it was a trendy noodle shop. Maybe serving pho and ramen and the local favorite oxtail soup.
I didn’t think it was a typical Chinese restaurant!
So when the Old Guys wanted to eat there — it turned into our annual Christmas dinner — I was curious to see what the food was like. After asking around, some friends said this was their favorite Chinese restaurant. (It helps that there’s parking.) They loved the stuffed eggplant, the salt-and-pepper pork chops and the honey walnut shrimp (shown above).
So I recharged my camera battery and brought my appetite to Manoa. Here’s what dinner was like:
Believe it or not, Asia Manoa (just down the street from Manoa Marketplace) has been around for about 10 years. And only now I've eaten here! This clean, friendly neighborhood restaurant serves good Cantonese food at very affordable prices. (The owner, Edmund Pang, is the son of the owners of Duck Yun Chinese Restaurant in Aina Haina.)
Asia Manoa, 2801 E. Manoa Rd. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Phone: (808) 988-2828
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Happy fuud pixs friday!
Asia Moana is guud I love the Honey walnut shrimp and the salt and pepper pork chops.
From my family to yours, Have a very Merry Christmas to you, Derek and your family!
awwww….why the long face puppy?…its Christmas time!
What’s the deal with the long rectangular table setup? Everyone knows when you have a big group going for Chinese food, you need the big round table with the lazy Susan on it, so you can spin it around ’til you find the stuff you want. You don’t need to get up and walk around to get a taste of other dishes.
Still, the food looks good.
Merry Christmas to you, the fiancee, and the four legged keikis. 😀