The official Chinese New Year may be over, but the Year of the Tiger will continue to pounce Saturday at Maui Mall in Kahului, where you'll find music, calligraphy, balloons, food booths and more.
Those who want to relax in air-conditioned comfort on authentic cuisine should make reservations at Dragon Dragon Chinese Restaurant.
According to Chinese lore, the longer the noodle one eats, the longer your life. So slurp away on beef look funn, Shanghai noodles, chow funn and crispy gau gee mein, among others.
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Dragon Dragon server Harry Aguinaldo presents the honey walnut prawns appetizer in the Chinese restaurant, renowned for its feng-shui ambience and authentic cuisine.
Dim sum specials are served at lunch only and diners will find everything from steamed pork hash to deep-fried shrimp dumplings. Other popular appetizers include pot stickers, char siu (roast pork), crispy egg rolls and fried calamari with spicy salt.
Soups are always crowd pleasers during Maui's mild winters and Dragon Dragon's most popular ones include creamed corn chicken, spicy hot and sour and West Lake beef soup.
Since Chinese New Year is an auspicious occasion, treat yourself to some live seafood from the tank. Crab and lobster may be ordered with your choice of sauce from black bean to ginger onion.
Other popular seafood entrees are abalone with black mushroom, moo shu shrimp, drunken clams, and whole opakapaka deep fried or steamed. Other must tries are lamb back ribs and Mongolian beef.
For reservations, call Dragon Dragon at 893-1628.