When I was a little boy, my sister was in high school at Kamehameha, while during that time back in the early 70s, the top “boy bands” of the time were The Osmonds and the Jackson 5. What I remember most about that, was her bedroom, where she had posters of them, literally, WALL-TO-WALL. I kid you not, every square inch of wall space in her bedroom was covered by either a picture of Donny Osmond and his brothers, Michael Jackson and his brothers, plus a few other young male heartthrobs of the time. I think David Cassidy of the Partridge Family was also one of them.
Well enter Sunny Chinese Restaurant, where instead of the likes of Justin Beiber and Zac Efron, there’s foodie photos, again, literally WALL-TO-WALL of just about every Cantonese dish you could throw a Chow Funn noodle at.
So yes it’s true, you can figuratively “pic your plate” at Sunny Chinese Restaurant! Check it out…
Is that CRAZY or what?! Dude, talk about “counter freeze”! I don’t whether to pick #7, #17, or the Kung Pao Shrimp, pictured at the top wall corner, next to the air conditioner. “See, the one over there.” LOL!
And just when you thought the wall-to-wall dish photos are overwhelming with options, check out the menu!…
That’s 167 regular items, plus 49 “family pack” (catering) items, plus 20 fried rice combos, plus 7 breakfast items, plus 6 “misc.” plates, plus 4 different family pack combos, making that a total of 253 different items to choose. DANG! You know what, forget it. I’m so confused, I’ll just head down the street and grab a Cold Cut Combo from Subway. lol
Actually, I had already covered the subject about how Chinese restaurants typically have 100 ways to serve beef, 200 ways to serve pork and 300 ways to serve chicken, fish, rice and noodles in a previous post named “Chinese Combo #1005“. Which not surprisingly, also featured Sunny Chinese Restaurant.
This was actually the first time I visited Sunny’s myself, and let’s just say it’s quite “amusing” being in that restaurant, with all those photos of the food staring at you everywhere you turn. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before. Total trip! lol
Anyway, believe it or not, we actually did make up our mind on what to get, ordering takeout of their Sweet & Sour Pork, plus a combo of their Black Bean Beef and Charsiu…
So what I plan to do is print out the pictures of the plates I ordered shown above, and plaster it on my bedroom wall, continuing to do that with every Chinese dish I order from here on, until the every square in of wall and ceiling space is completely covered with Chinese food photos. I think that would make my bedroom decor look fabulous, don’t you? Then I’ll probably have “sweet dreams” every night of Kung Pao Beef and Honey Walnut Shrimp. LOL! Nah, just kidding, hell no would I do that!
Seriously, how was the grindz? Awesome sauce! EXCELLENT Cantonese style Chinese takeout! It’s also worth noting, both the Sweet & Sour Pork and Black Bean Beef were made to order in a hot wok (I got a peek at the cook back in the kitchen making it), not precooked and kept in warming pans. Seriously, if they were closer to where I live, I’d definitely go back again and again for more, what we ordered was that fantastic! As it is, Sunny Chinese Restaurant is located in the heart of Kalihi, a.k.a. “God’s Country”, a.k.a. “The Center of Hawaii’s Food Universe”, on the makai side, right past the Kapalama Post Office, next to the Old Saimin House.
Sunny Chinese Restaurant
1311 N. King Street #F-3
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Tel. (808) 843-1199
Open Monday to Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday closed
The Tasty Island rating
(5) Superb. Worthy of repeat visits or purchases. (Broke Da’ Mout’!)