Char Hung Sut

Local Style Dim Sum & Ono Manapua

Serving Hawaii Since 1945. Located in Honolulu's Chinatown.



A manapua, also known as char siu bao, is a steamed bun filled with pork. The word, manapua, stems from the Hawaiian phrase mea 'ono pua'a, which translates to "delicious pork thing."


Char Hung Sut Restaurant was founded in 1945 by Bat Moi Kam Mau. Char Hung Sut became well known for it's manapua. The traditional Chinese-style manapua is small in size and can fit in the palm of your hand, but when Bat Moi opened Char Hung Sut, she also changed the look of manapuas for the better. She was the first to create the manapua in the "Hawaiian size" (a.k.a. one big buggah of a manapua) that is much more commonly seen today.

Thanks to Bat Moi's innovation, Char Hung Sut is now an institution in Hawaii and a hot-spot for both locals and tourists alike. It is a place representing both local comfort food and family. As a third generation establishment,  when you walk through the doors of the restaurant, you will not only see manapuas, pork hash and a variety of other items, but faces of the family, too: Barbara (Bat Moi's daughter-in-law), Barry (Bat Moi's grandson), and Jill (Bat Moi's great-granddaughter). Bat Moi's granddaughter, Wanda, helps out behind the scenes as well.

Take a trip to Char Hung Sut and you won't regret it. Visit the home of the original HAWAIIAN-SIZED manapua, eat one (or two) and get some pork hash (and other goodies) too!

                                                                                            Bat Moi Kam Mau, Founder of Char Hung Sut

                                                                                            Bat Moi Kam Mau, Founder of Char Hung Sut

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