Our company once again held our annual mid-year celebration dinner banquet several weekends ago at Hee Hing Restaurant, located footsteps from the Honolulu Zoo at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki on Kapahulu Avenue. Hee Hing is an award-winning restaurant owned by the Lee family since 1963, serving a wide selection of traditional Cantonese specialties, including live lobster and crab, whole fresh fish, taro dishes, as well as Hong Kong style dim sum.
Without further ado, let’s check out the spread, starting with the appetizer station…
Hee Hing Restaurant – private dinner banquet appetizer station
Hee Hing Restaurant – famous Baked Mini Char Siu Manapua
Hee Hing Restaurant – Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Hee Hing Restaurant – Crispy Gau Gee (pork-filled Wontons)
Hee Hing Restaurant – Pork Hash
Hee Hing Restaurant – Chinese Chicken Salad
Hee Hing Restaurant – Sweet & Sour Sauce
Next up, the main entrees…
Hee Hing Restaurant – private dinner banquet main entree line
Hee Hing Restaurant – Chinese style steamed White Rice
Hee Hing Restaurant – Young Chow Fried Rice
Hee Hing Restaurant – Gon Lo Mein Noodles
Hee Hing Restaurant – Braised Tofu with Chinese Vegetables
Hee Hing Restaurant – Sweet & Sour Pork
Hee Hing Restaurant – Beef Broccoli
Hee Hing Restaurant – Roasted Garlic Crispy Chicken
Hee Hing Restaurant – Pepper Salt Shrimp
Hee Hing Restaurant – Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce
Hee Hing Restaurant – private dinner banquet main entrees
Hungry yet? Better question would be, are you FULL yet? Hope not, because you gotta’ save some room for dessert…
Hee Hing Restaurant – Fresh Fruit Platter
Hee Hing Restaurant – Azuki Bean Fried Mochi
Hee Hing Restaurant – Almond Cookies
Hee Hing Restaurant – Mango Tapioca
Dinner is served, madam…
And? Ah, was junk. Nah, just kidding. Of course everything was EXCELLENT! To be honest, I actually arrived there still a bit stuffed from a birthday lunch just hours earlier at the Oceanarium, so couldn’t really “scorf out” at Hee Hing. However from what I picked on, everything was really ono, and tasted like it was fresh made. Which it was, as I watched the servers bring every dish out, and it was still steaming hot from the woks back in the kitchen just seconds earlier.
My favorite of course was the Salt & Pepper Crispy Shrimp and Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce. Both super-duper tasty! I’d definitely order that on my own terms. That Braised Tofu with Chinese Vegetables dish was a winner too. I didn’t try their baked manapua, however others who did gave it a thumbs-up. Neither did I have room for any of the dessert, and in retrospect, wish I had tried the Azuki Bean Mochi and Mango Tapioca. I will get back to you folks on that after I ask a few of my coworkers who may have tried them.
On top of that, our servers were on it, keeping our water glasses full, tea hot, finished plates removed promptly, and overall well tended to.
Overall, it was a fun, entertaining and delicious dinner banquet for our awesome company at Hee Hing Restaurant. Do Jeh!
Hee Hing Restaurant
449 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel. (808) 735-5544