Fook Yuen

Friday, January 9, 2009 8comments No tags Permalink 0

We celebrated Grandpa’s birthday at our all-time family restaurant, Fook Yuen. I am fairly certain that there is an unspoken rule which dictates that we must dine here when:

1. an out of town guest comes

2. family visits/returns home from the mainland

3. grandma or grandpa’s birthday

4. graduation dinner

5. we cannot decide where else to eat

I’m not complaining. The dishes, especially the lobster and fried tofu, at Fook Yuen leave me nothing but content. We had the unfortunate luck of dealing with an extra surly waiter this particular visit, but for the most part, management is accommodating and we’ve had only good experiences.

Black Bean Clams.

Deep-fried Tofu (Shrimp Stuffed).

Drunken Chicken, Scallions.

Garlic Ong Choy

Peking Duck (served in a steamed bun, like how it peking duck ought to be served. Why do NYC restaurants only serve it in thin crepes? please tell me if you know :)

Lettuce leaf wraps. Meat from the Peking Duck diced and fried with peppers, onions, and garlic.

Lamb and Tendon Stew (must eat with many bowls of rice).

Lobster, “wet-style” braised with noodles.

Three Meats & Mushrooms Crispy Noodles.

Jai over steamed funn.

Fook Yuen

1960 Kapiolani Blvd Suite 200

Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 973-0168

  • KirkK
    January 10, 2009

    Wow this place is still around! That’s good to know. One of my old bosses enjoyed this place, though she would always make an unfortunate mispronounciation of the name. ;o)

  • KirkK
    January 10, 2009

    Sorry, I forgot to add this….. traditional Beijing style “Peking Duck” is served with “lotus leaf pancakes” not the steamed bun. That’s a Cantonese rendition.

  • KarinGal
    January 10, 2009

    I’m thrilled you reviewed this restaurant! After hearing many positive reviews about it, I’ve been meaning to go, but seeing your photos and reading your endorsement sealed the deal. I finally know where to take my parents and 92-year-old Grandmother when they visit from CA next month. Thanks!How’s the parking sitch over there?

  • Liverella
    January 10, 2009

    Hello Kathy,In Beijing, they use the thin crepe like pancakes wth the duck :)it’s not those french yellow ones though.. they are white

  • K and S
    January 10, 2009

    never been here, but am amazed that it is still around, everything looks great!

  • anonymous
    January 11, 2009

    It was featured in National Geographic that in Beijing they use crepes to wrap and eat Peking Duck! Mmmm…yummy!We have a recipe for Peking Duck contributed by Hrundel if you’d like to know how its made.

  • Yvo
    January 12, 2009

    I’ve eaten it with the fluffy buns too. I can point out at least 2 places (and one of them has a few locations, so I”m guessing they all do it as well) that have the fluffy “bao” / “mantao” whatever… but they are both buffet style as opposed to ordering Peking duck. Hmm I think one of them you can order the entire thing yourself too.

  • anonymous
    January 18, 2009

    In Beijing (and most parts of China) you only eat Peking duck with thin crepes. I’ve only ever seen duck w/ buns in the US.

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