Food Finds: Downtown

Mei Sum

No matter what time of day (or week) you're craving it Mei Sum in O‘ahu's Chinatown district is well known for dishing up small plates of delectable dim sum all day long. Don't know what to pick from their overwhelming menu? We're over-soyed by Mei Sum's chicken wings, scallop deep fried taro and secret, off-the-menu garlic eggplant.

For more than 10 years Mei Sum has been rolling out carts of Hong Kong-style dim sum to throngs of Honolulu residents. And this dim sum delicatessen makes ordering as simple as child's play with a menu chock full of photos.

In addition to traditional dim sum dishes, if you're dining family style you can also order entrees and Mei Sum's magnificent selection of noodle and rice dishes. And while the plates might be small, so are the prices. Dim sum dishes range from $2-3 (ish), which means you'd have to be dim not to figure out your bill's very low sum.

 

Know Before You Go

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Don't know what to order? Mei Sum's, scallop deep fried taro and off-the-menu garlic eggplant have us over-soyed.

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There's no such thing as ordering too much. Small plates mean small prices.

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Put your mini fridge to use. Cold dumplings make for a delicious snack the next day!

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