Archive for the 'Chinese' Category

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Good noodle soup here. Nice mild broth, fresh veggies, and good won tons.

Wor Won Ton Mein ($7.95)

Nuff said!

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant (at Hilo Shopping Center)
1263 Kilauea Ave Ste 320
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-1083

Yen’s Cafe, Hilo

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Some of the best cold noodles and pho in town at this tiny restaurant.

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Great prices and nice service. They also have some mean cake noodles!

235 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 933-2808

Ling’s Legendary Oyster Chicken

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Lings Chop Suey House

I found a couple of old photos from Ling’s Chop Suey House back from my starving student days. And as lots of locals know, Ling’s has amazingly massive oyster chicken plates. Howz dis??? Hardly can fit in da plate!

Lings Oyster Chicken

This is so not healthy! But it is sooo good! The chicken is super crisp and moist. The sauce is light and not too sweet. The only thing is I wish it had a bit more oyster flavor. Other than that, it’s awesome and can feed you 3 times. This work of art costs only about $8-$9.

I’m making myself hungry! I have to stop now.

Ling’s Chop Suey House
Puainako Centre
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 981-1689

Kung Hee Fat Choy!

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Siu Mai (Pork Hash) – huge ones… tender & juicy

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Jin Dui (Chinese Donut) – shredded coconut and chopped peanuts in the middle

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Siao Pao (Manapua) – nothing beats freshly made and steamed manapua!

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Photos taken in Downtown Hilo and Kalakaua Park.

1 Plus 1 Cafe

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Have you ever noticed that the restaurants with the strangest names have the best food?

1 Plus 1 Cafe Waiakea Center Food Court

1 Plus 1 Cafe is a fairly new Chinese/Vietnamese style restaurant located in the Waiakea Center Pavilion next to Walmart. The Waiakea Center Pavilion also holds a food court and Hilo Bay Cafe.

The inside is very nice and clean, and there is a large playful fish in a tank to greet you. It was about 11:30am, and there were about 5-6 other parties enjoying their food.

Inside 1 plus 1 Cafe

Most of the time I come here I order the Roast Pork Mein since they make some of the best roast pork I’ve ever had, and their broth and noodles are equally excellent. The roast duck is also so good here, so I ordered the Roast Pork & Roast Duck Mein ($7.95), the best of both worlds!

Roast Pork & Roast Duck Mein from 1 Plus 1 Cafe Closeup: Roast Pork & Roast Duck Mein from 1 Plus 1 Cafe

The roasted meats come in the soup yet the skin on both the duck and pork are still very crisp and crunchy. The meat and fatty portions of the roast pork are are so tender and full of flavor. The roast duck’s skin has a beautiful light crisp to it and is flavorful with very tasty tender meat. The meats help to flavor the well-balanced broth, which is great on a rainy day. The noodles are thin and have an “al dente” texture to them, which I enjoy. There are also some vegetables floating around, more at the bottom below the noodles. The portion is nice and big and it fills me up every time.

For dessert, Hilo Homemade Ice Cream is served here. You can choose from Green Tea, Chocolate, or Vanilla.

Ice cream menu

Hilo Homemade Ice Cream really deserves its own post, and I will post about them next time I visit their original location! I just couldn’t help ordering a Green Tea ice cream for dessert, though.

Hilo Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream from 1 Plus 1 Cafe

Unlike many other green tea ice creams, the green tea flavor in this one is very intense and like higher quality ice creams, much creamier. It was a perfect ending to a great meal. :)


1 Plus 1 Cafe
315 Makaala Street Suite 110
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-6288