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Won Hai Shien Recipes

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Happy customers at Won Hai Shien wearing their Taiwanese happy caps. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Happy customers at Won Hai Shien wearing their Taiwanese happy caps. Photo: Karen Earnshaw

Won Hai Shien is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Majuro. Over the past 15 years or so, the eatery has suffered from a huge fire and being asked to leave their Uliga Dock venue but, fortunately, in 2017 the owners reopened in a new location in Uliga. The menu has an extensive range of options, but note that its best feature is the chef’s wonderful way with vegetables: Everything is fresh and nothing is over-cooked.

To get to the back road eatery, go to the Mobil tanks and take the perpendicular road, walk the 100 yards or so and walk into the fenced, cement car park. There’s a welcome mat … and you are welcome! The phone number is 625-6641.

In 2017, members of the Mieco beach Yacht Club enjoyed two cooking classes at the restaurant. The group of six paid a bargain price for the lessons and then each invited a guest to join them to eat the food (and paid for the dishes in the normal way).  Below is a pdf of some of the recipes they learned to make. the recipes were compiled by Rebecca Lathrop, while I designed the booklet.

Note that the happy caps worn by the cooks are copies of the cap Chia-Ying always wears. After repeated requests, she brought some in from Taiwan and sold them to her fans! Pictured are, from left, Abigail Aronson, the Regional Consular Officer for the US Embassies in the Pacific area, artist Rebecca Lathrop, chef Lee, Majuro Coop School’s Linda Frame, and Assumption school’s Lise Larsen.

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