Our Picks for the Weekend
Chez Sovan has what may be the perfect antidote to the season's sniffles and scratchy throats.
The Cambodian restaurant's lemongrass chicken soup ($5.99) combines two of mom's most potent cold-relief remedies, chicken soup and the flavor of lemon.
The soup starts with chicken broth, shredded chicken, whole fingers of ginger, stalks of lemongrass and rice. Chopped cilantro and red basil are the finishing touches that add up to one sinus-clearing concoction.
To this you can add teaspoonfuls of red chili sauce. The sooner you get better, the sooner you can get back to your normal potato-chip and soda diet.
» Place: Chez Sovan, Restaurant Row
» Call: 599-8812
It's always great when family entertainment doubles as educational fare; this week, there are numerous events to choose from.
On Saturday, Honolulu Theatre for Youth is staging "Mulan: The Woman Warrior," the story of a young woman in China who figures out a way to become a warrior. It's a production Star-Bulletin reviewer Gary Chun recommends for little girls. See our stage calendar on Page 9.
Also this week are Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinatown Open House runs Saturday and Sunday at the Chinese Cultural Plaza. There's no better way to appreciate culture than by experiencing it first hand, and the open house will offer just that, with food, lion dances, kung fu demonstrations and more. See our Chinese New Year calendar listing on Page 7.
"Let's Make a Circus" starring The Amazing Lula is happening on Sunday at the Kaneohe Public Library. The 45-minute program will be held from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and includes magic, juggling, unicycling and more. Call the library at 233-5676 for more details.
Also opening this weekend is the long awaited "Nanny McPhee." In the film, Emma Thompson plays a nanny who uses magic to gain control of a group of unruly siblings. The children behave so badly that all their previous nannies have bailed out. After watching the previews for months, my family plans to hit the theatres to check it out.
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