Maui Food and Dining

Chinese New Year Foodie Celebration Planned in Mākena

February 17, 2015, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated February 17, 12:27 PM
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By Vanessa Wolf

Baked Bao Buns. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Baked Bao Buns. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

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This Saturday, February 21, Mākena Beach & Golf Resort invites you to celebrate the Year of the Sheep with their annual Chinese New Year Buffet.

The spread promises varied and unique Chinese treats like vinegar peanuts; Chinatown noodle salad; Chinese chicken salad; spinach salad; Chinese snow peas, cauliflower and water chestnut salad
 and a “rainbow of tropical fruits.”

Diners can also anticipate tomato egg drop soup, hot and sour soup; wonton noodles, Cantonese style fried rice, and an assortment of dim sum offerings like cha sui boa buns, potstickers, shu maui and spring rolls.

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The cutting board area of the buffet offers roasted sucking pig with Szechuan peppercorns and “whacked and hacked” Chinese roast duck with steamed buns.

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The year of the ovis aries celebrations don’t stop there.

Save room for sweet and sour pork; hoisin-glazed Mongolian BBQ ribs, Kung Pao chicken and black pepper beef brisket.

Those more inclined to the bounty of the sea might prefer white boiled shrimp; crab legs with ginger and scallions; salt and pepper squid; steamed scallops with ginger and garlic or fresh steamed monchong with fried cauliflower and roasted almonds.

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Dessert promises to burst your pants buttons with tapioca and mango puddings, pineapple tarts, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, walnut cookies, red bean paste and Chinese new year cake.

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If that’s not enough, in addition to the feast, a Chinese Lion Dance and special kung fu performance by Oahu’s Au Shoalin Art’s Society takes place at 7 p.m.

The buffet is available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at a cost of $48 for adults and $24 for children 5-12. Little ones five and under eat free with a paying adult.

Reservations are required. Please call 808-875-5888 to make yours.

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