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Cheap Eats: Duck Lee

Published: Sep. 1, 2009 at 9:09 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 5, 2011 at 6:16 PM HST
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Chef John Jian
Chef John Jian
Ralph Mau
Ralph Mau
Winifred Diorec
Winifred Diorec

Cheap Eats: Duck Lee

with Lyle Galdeira and Russell Yamanoha

KAIMUKI (KHNL) - Russ and Lyle head out in search of good, old fashioned Chinese food. They are at Market City at Duck Lee for the best roast pork on the island.

One look at the window and you can tell exactly what Duck Lee is known for. If you need a hint, just ask!

"One pound char siu, one pound roast pork" said Winifred Diorec of Hawaii Kai.

Both are some of the best on the island. But if you are looking for more, Duck Lee has got you covered there as well.

Russ went backstage with Chef John Jian to take a stab at one of their menu favorites, the Singapore fried noodle. They start with shrimp, char siu and a bunch of veggies. Follow that up with some salt, sugar and curry powder and top it off with some rice noodles.

"Singapore noodle the way mom intended" said Russ.

Duck Lee has a legion of loyal fans; some of them find themselves tucked away in this Kaimuki hot spot a couple times a week.

It's lunchtime at Duck Lee and some folks are already chowing down.

"Won ton min and roast duck on the side" said Ralph Mau of Kamehameha Heights.

Specialty meats are sold by the pound. Menu items are many and massive and start at only $6.50.

Duck Lee Chinese Express at Market City in Kaimuki at the opposite end of Foodland. A chop stop on this week's Cheap Eats.

Duck Lee

2919 Kapiolani Blvd.

735-5378