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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Man accused of attacking Panda Express workers over the quality of his food (hawaiinewsnow.com)

    Panda Express isn't real Chinese food. He even got mad when the food was free.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    The Secret To Chinese Restaurant-Style Green Beans Is In The Sauce (yahoo.com)

    You made green beans actually tasty.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    14 Of The Unhealthiest Dishes At Your Favorite Chinese Restaurant (yahoo.com)Ch

    Those Chinese dishes are mostly at Panda Express.

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  • cynsaligia
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    Re: Chinese food

    Originally posted by Pomai View Post
    One of my blog users just mentioned that Libby Manapua Shop in Kalihi will ship out their stuff via mail order through USPS 1-2 day service. Albeit expensive compared to picking it up in person. Still, this might be valuable info' for folks off island craving that local style Manapua, pork hash, half moon and rice cake fix.

    You can call them, make your order, pay by credit card and they'll send it out frozen in a styrofoam shipping container.

    They also mentioned Libby's has an extended parking lot across the street now, so no need cram into that "manini" lot behind the building.

    Libby's is still my favorite of all the manapua shops on Oahu. I should propose a website design to the owner. They NEED one.

    *drool*

    i have many fond memories of libby's from small kid time, but one of my favorites was about ten years ago. i bit into a char siu pork manapua...hmm. all bread. bit again. still all bread. i bit several more times, and i got more than halfway thru tha buggah, and only then did i get a bite of that wondrous almost fuschia porky stuff.

    my snacking partner laughed. "wow...what happened there?" he asked.

    i shrugged. "manapua man in training, maybe."

    my snacking partner almost choked on his pork hash, he started laughing so hard. i didn't think what i said was all that funny, but the look of distress and panic on his face was priceless. thank goodness he didn't literally choke, otherwise...this wouldn't be such a fond libby's manapua memory.

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  • Pomai
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    Re: Chinese food

    One of my blog users just mentioned that Libby Manapua Shop in Kalihi will ship out their stuff via mail order through USPS 1-2 day service. Albeit expensive compared to picking it up in person. Still, this might be valuable info' for folks off island craving that local style Manapua, pork hash, half moon and rice cake fix.

    You can call them, make your order, pay by credit card and they'll send it out frozen in a styrofoam shipping container.

    They also mentioned Libby's has an extended parking lot across the street now, so no need cram into that "manini" lot behind the building.

    Libby's is still my favorite of all the manapua shops on Oahu. I should propose a website design to the owner. They NEED one.


    Manapua, Pork Hash, Half Moon and Rice Cake, with shoyu and Coleman's mustard dipping sauce.


    Ahh, that famous pink box!

    Libby Manapua Shop
    410 Kalihi St., Honolulu, HI
    (808)841-2253

    MENU (all take-out, this is current)
    Charsiu pork manapua - 95¢
    Blacksugar manapua - 90¢
    Chicken manapua - $1.00
    Porkhash - 45¢
    Halfmoon - 45¢
    Pepeyau - 45¢
    Rice cake (white or brown layered) - 45¢
    Cookies (almond or tea) - 50¢
    Coconut custard mochi - 75¢
    Coconut custard mochi w/ chocolate chips - 80¢
    Spring rolls (vegetarian) - 65¢
    Spring rolls (shrimp paste w/curry sauce) - 60¢
    Pot Stickers - 55¢
    Pillows (like a turnover or pocket) - $1.20
    -Azuki bean, chicken curry, chicken teriyaki, sesame chicken, hamburger curry, pizza or bbq hamburger
    Chow fun, large (quart size) - $3.90
    Chow fun, small (pint size) - $2.85
    Gon lau mein, large (quart size) - $4.00
    - small (pint size) - $2.90

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  • Kaukura
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    Re: Chinese food

    Thanks for the suggestions Lei Liko and MadAzza.. I will have to try those.

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Re: Chinese food

    When I was in Mountain Home Idaho back in the early 80's a Chinese Restaurant opened up called The Great Wall. Eager for some ethnic food in a place where Taco Joe's was about as ethnic as it got, me and my local buddies from Hawaii checked it out.

    Basically canned "Chinese" food you could buy at any Safeway that really wasn't Chinese at all but something that was supposed to resemble chinese food. I asked for chow mein and they gave me chop suey. I told them Chop Suey isn't even Chinese, it was invented in America!

    But the real insult to us was when we walked in with our Scott Slippers and they told us we couldn't come in with shower clogs. I told them, "hey let's not get racist here" and that I would never EVER take a shower with these slippers, pointing to my expensive Scott Slippers.

    What a disappointment.

    But you want good chinese food, check out Tony Chang's Road Runner columns. He knows his chinese food.

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  • Vanguard
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    Re: Chinese food

    Is Lung Fung in Niu Valley still around?

    That's quite decent, IMO.

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  • Hurricane350
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    Re: Chinese food

    Originally posted by Erika Engle View Post
    Oh wait, you wanted MAINLAND style "Chinese" food. Never mind.
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    Sorry I offended you.

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  • i-hungry
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    Re: Chinese food

    Probably my fault for starting from the middle of the thread but I'm was getting confused with the references to "mainland" Chinese food. I thought this was about food from mainland China and not North America.

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  • Erika Engle
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    Re: Chinese food

    Originally posted by Hurricane350 View Post
    Ok, I've searched around as much as I could on foot. I just want to find regular chinese food ala the mainland. Ya know, pu-pu type chinese food... Chicken fingers, Beef Teriyaki, Crab Rangoon, Fried Shrimp, Chicken Chow Mein. Most importantly Chicken fingers. Please help!

    ps - I also finally got myself a car so no distance is too far on Oahu. Although I would prefer closer to Waikiki. Thanks in advance.
    My girlfriend and her daughter went to the mainland within the last couple years and dined from the East Coast to the Bible Belt. Breaded and fried this, to breaded and fried that (and other stuff, I'm sure.) They got ono for something more like home so they went to a Chinese restaurant and were sorely disappointed. No won ton min, the flavors were really "haole," etc. It was very different from eating at good-kine local Chinese places or even at Panda, they said.

    That said, if you want spicy Szechuan, go to Little Village Noodle House. It offers a range of styles of Chinese cuisine with the hot and spicy stuff marked with hot peppers on the menu. One of my TWO Chinese doctors (first-gen.) LOVES the Hong-Kong-Style fried rice, among other dishes.

    You might also think about going on a Chinatown tour with Walter Rhee or Tony Chang or Matthew Gray. Google them, or read the Wednesday food sections of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the other daily, or the dining info in the Weekly for details.

    Oh wait, you wanted MAINLAND style "Chinese" food. Never mind.

    Kaukura, I realize the Little Village Noodle House and Chinatown tour recommendations were for YOU. Of course Chinatown doesn't have a monopoly on wonderful Chinese restaurants ... it's just that there's a high concentration of them there.
    Last edited by Erika Engle; October 28, 2006, 03:50 PM. Reason: Separating my recommendations.

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  • achow
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    Re: Chinese food

    I love Panda Express the one in Pearlridge not Ala Moana! The Panda Express at Pearlridge gives a ton of food!

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  • melemac
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    Re: Chinese food

    i agree. for mainland style chinese go Panda Express. same goes for California Wok.

    for more traditional, we've been obsessed with Wah Kung restaurant at 99 Ranch. nice servings and price.

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  • oceanpacific
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    Re: Chinese food

    Kwong On was the first Chinese place that I picked up BAKED manapua rather than the steamed ones. This was back in the late '60s.

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  • MadAzza
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    Re: Chinese food

    Originally posted by Kaukura View Post
    hat is offered here..

    BUT, one thing (and since you asked) I find lacking here is the Chinese food. I came from San Francisco (the city itself, not the burbs) and there you can find a whole range of chinese foods.. From Hunan, to szechuan, Nanking, different ranges of dim sum etc.
    Have you tried the dim sum at Eastern Garden? The owners have several Eastern Garden restaurants on Oahu (and a very popular auto a/c place, but I digress.) Pretty good dim sum there, as far as I can tell. I'm not an expert, but I find it all to be fresh, tasty and all-around enjoyable.

    China House was great! (Someone mentioned it a few posts back.) Also had good dim sum. And that was the first place I ever at a chicken foot, which was fine, but nothing to write home about. Except I did write home (e-mail my siblings) just so I could impress them with my culinary diversity. Or gross them out. Either way is fine!

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