Maui Food and Dining

Chinese New Year Holiday Buffet Returns to Mākena Resort

February 10, 2016, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated February 10, 12:46 PM
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The Mākena Beach & Golf Resort celebrates the Year of the Monkey with its popular Chinese New Year Buffet on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Molokini Bar & Grille. The annual event starts at 5:30 p.m., and will feature a special Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu Martial Arts performance by O’ahu’s famed Au’s Shaolin Arts Society that begins at 7 p.m.

Au's Shaolin Arts Society Chinese Lion Dance Performance. Photo courtesy of Makena Beach & Golf Resort.

Au’s Shaolin Arts Society Chinese Lion Dance Performance. Photo courtesy of Makena Beach & Golf Resort.

The buffet’s five stations will feature Chinese-inspired dishes like roast duck with steamed buns, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian BBQ ribs and kung pao chicken. More traditional offerings include black pepper beef brisket and fresh steamed monchong with a black bean sauce. There will also be an assortment of dim sum and the traditional Chinese New Year Cake at the dessert bar.

Au’s Shaolin Arts Society makes its fifth appearance at Mākena, offering their traditional Chinese Lion Dance performance and a special extended Kung Fu show, starting at 7 p.m.

Diners will be given traditional red envelopes to provide a voluntary donations to the lion to ensure personal good fortune in the new year. Each donation helps support the society’s youth programs and cultural initiatives.

The buffet is offered at $55 per adult and $25 per child (ages 5-12); kids under age 5 eat free with a paid adult. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.

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For reservations or more information, visit the Mākena Beach & Golf Resort here or call (808) 875-5888 www.makenaresortmaui.com

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