Yum Cha Asian Eatery
Good selection of local, Hawaiian-brewed beers, as well as Asian imports.
Also a great selection of fancy martinis. This is the Lychee + Pomegranate Martini with house-infused lychee vodka. Liz and I drank too many of these! Such a pretty presentation, too. The v-shaped martini cup balances in a round bowl of ice.
Pretty interior at Yum Cha.
Indonesian Chicken Satay | red curry chicken | spicy peanut sauce
Yum Cha Pork Spring Rolls | red leaf lettuce | mint | nampla sauce
Jordan’s dad, George, and Liz’s dad, Charlie, chatting it up.
Yum Cha Fried Rice | chicken | carrot | celery | egg
“Spoon Tender” Short Ribs | sweet soy | crystallized ginger | lomi tomato. This was my favorite. SO GOOD. So tender and flavorful.
Caroline (Jordan’s sister), Jose (Caroline’s boyfriend), Shannon (Liz’s sister), Savannah (Liz’s niece), Toni (Liz’s mom), Steve (Liz’s stepdad).
Emerald Steamed Fish | cilantro | ginger | lemongrass soy vinaigrette
Korean Sizzling Pork | tofu | kimchee
Me (!), Dallas (Jordan’s brother), Kathy (Jordan’s mom), Caroline (Jordan’s sister), Jose (Caroline’s boyfriend), Shannon (Liz’s sister), Jackson (Liz’s nephew), Savannah (Liz’s niece), Toni (Liz’s mom), Steve (Liz’s stepdad), George (Jordan’s dad), Charlie (Liz’s dad), Kathy (Liz’s stepmom), Liz, Jordan
As with our wedding, Jordan and Liz didn’t really have much to rehearse the day before, but they did want to get their families together to meet and socialize before the actual wedding. We all headed to Yum Cha Asian Eatery, a high-end Chinese restaurant at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. This place was pretty much everything you’d expect from a Grand Hyatt: Delicious food, very attentive staff, beautiful surroundings, and a price tag to match. I had many Lychee + Pomegranate Martinis, which probably explains my awkward pose in that last photo, and ate too much. And I had a great time getting to know Liz’s family more.