To be honest, my food cravings are no weirder or more frequent than before I was pregnant (no pickles and ice cream runs in the middle of the night), but it sure is fun to have an excuse to eat what I want, when I want.
My food craving du jour was dim sum, specifically look fun and jook. So I enlisted my sister to accompany me, and half an hour later we ended up at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Ala Moana Center. They don’t have the rolling carts that I like but the menu is nicely presented with pictures of all the dim sum items. The bad part is that they don’t have the rolling carts (they’re just so much fun!) but the good part is the steamed food was served piping hot.
Look Fun with Scallops ($5.50) – slippery smooth goodness covered in a savory sauce.
Seafood Rice Soup ($7.95), with chunks of fish, shrimp, and calamari
Xiao Long Bao ($3.50) – burn-your-mouth hot, delicious with vinegar and ginger!
Shrimp Dumplings ($3.50)
OOOOOOHHH YEEEESSSSS ← the sound of a craving being fulfilled.
Why is dim sum so delicious and wonderful? Sometimes the problem with indulging a craving is that it can lead to wanting more of it. Between the two of us this is all we could eat today, but now I’m already plotting my return for some turnip cakes and egg custard tarts.
MENU: View the menu on their website.
Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ho’okipa Terrace next to Macaroni Grill
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Daily 10:30a-10:00p (dim sum 10:30a-5:00p)