Our Picks for the Weekend
Cold ginger chicken is one of the staples of the Chinese table, and is such a basic and classic dish that few imagined it might be possible to improve on the dish.
"Improve" may not be the right word, but over at Hee Hing Restaurant there is something familiar about its chicken hash dim sum ($2.55), a trio of pork hash-style dumplings with chicken subbing for the pork, all dressed with the familiar ginger and green onion sauce. It's available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
If the ginger chicken is ono cold, it's also ono when warm, and with the chicken hash, you also don't have to peel away the layer or rubbery chicken skin.
» Hee Hing: 449 Kapahulu Ave.
» Call: 735-5544
Nancy sez ...
My family plans to head on over to the Farm Fair this weekend. The fair is open 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday -- and this is the last weekend. Hypnotist Dr. Scott Lewis, a backyard circus and puppet parade and Hedrick's Racing Pigs are among the highlights. We are especially looking forward to seeing the little pigs roaring down the track on their race to the finish line.
It's so hot and sunny these days that the beach or pool are always fun family outings. A completely different alternative is the Honolulu Academy of Arts' keiki tours, which keep visitors away from the summer heat. On Saturday, the museum offers "Tutu Tours," a puppet-led gallery tour geared toward preschool and young elementary-aged children. The tour also includes a hands-on art project. The fun begins 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $7 per adult and free to an accompanying child. Call the academy at 532-8700 to register. "Tutu Tours" repeats Aug. 12 and at 1 p.m. Aug. 9.
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