Dinner party at Kirin Restaurant, Honolulu

February 1, 2008

On January 31, 2008, Galen gave a dinner party for twelve in a private room at Kirin, a Chinese restaurant despite its Japanese sounding name. There were many courses served one at a time after a presentation of the platter to everyone. We had a very good time.

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Linda chats with our host.

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Cellophane noodles with lotus root.

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Winter melon soup
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A whole chicken wrapped in lotus leaves and then sealed with bread dough before roasting. This is a modern version of the very traditional Beggars’ Chicken which was baked in clay. 

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A deep-fried whole fish.

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Peppered beef tenderloin with green beans and sliced onions.

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Pei pa tofu with spinach..

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Salted fish fried rice. 

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Baby bok choy and “kung pao shrimp” (shrimp with peanuts, vegetables and chilis.)

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Red bean soup with a dumpling filled with a sweet sesame soup. 

Kirin Restaurant
2518 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

808-942-1888

One Response to “Dinner party at Kirin Restaurant, Honolulu”

  1. George Rusznak Says:

    It looks like Hawaii is a culinary success. After Hawaiian fusion and the Japanese/French fusion, I was expecting Kirin to be a Chinese/French fusion, which I think has tremendous possibilities. While the dishes seemed to be attractive and in some ways imaginative and unusual, Kirin, apparently is still Chinese/Chinese. Although there was no qualitative evaluation, it is probably quite a few notches above your basic Chop Suey house.


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