Food Finds: Downtown
Char Hung Sut
For steamed buns you can grab on the run, make a pit stop at Char Hung Sut, the perfect place to eat manapua literally etched into Chinatown's concrete jungle.
Step inside this little hole-in-the-wall and you'll find dozens of darling old ladies churning out perfectly wrapped dumplings and boxing buns faster than you can say "one dozen manapua to go." The perfect finger food for a picnic at the beach, a few mouth-watering manapua (Hawai‘i's rendition of char siu bao), at least a dozen savory pork hash and a taro or rice cake - or two -- will take your dining experience over the half moon. If you like your dim sum on the spicier side, don't forget to request a few cups of hot mustard -- these run $.05 each but are the perfect pork hash complement.
And with prices ranging from $0.65 to $1.25 for a manapua, a visit to this Honolulu hot spot won't burn through your wallet either.