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Fuel up on mouthwatering local favorites

A La Carte

July 15, 2018

Story By: Caroline Wright | Photos by: L&L HAWAIIAN BARBECUE

Barbecue Chicken Bowl ($5.95)

It’s a gorgeous Saturday morning. The sun is already high in the sky, the car’s loaded up with toys and boogie boards, and your family is ready for a day of fun.

But you just know that everybody’s going to start complaining of hunger as soon as they hit the beach. The fridge is practically empty and you’re itching to get on the road. What do you do?

Swing by L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at Ward Entertainment Center on the way to your favorite beach for a delicious treat that’s small and easy to eat.

“Our Musubi ($2.55) is compact and great to take to an outdoor activity,” says Brandon Dela Cruz, marketing director. “It’s our twist on a local favorite, with Spam, barbecue chicken or chicken katsu.”

An assortment of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s Musubis ($2.55 each)

The heavenly little bricks are brushed with barbecue sauce and wrapped with crispy nori, the perfect late morning treat for keiki, who are eager to hunt for crabs and build sand castles, or any eater hoping to ease hunger pangs.

L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue Bowls ($5.95) are just right for those whose appetites demand a little more.

“The bowl is a compact version of our regular plate, and it’s in a convenient container,” explains Dela Cruz.

Chicken Katsu ($11.25) A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Served on a bed of rice with steamed vegetables, barbecue chicken, barbecue beef and katsu curry are the mouthwatering protein options up for grabs. The barbecue bowls are portioned just right, and at this price, everybody in the family can choose his or her own.

And, of course, let’s not forget the beloved Chicken Katsu ($11.25), one of the food chain’s most iconic menu items. With golden, crispy pieces of deep-fried boneless chicken paired with L&L’s tasty katsu sauce, the Chicken Katsu plate lunch always is a good way to start or end any adventure.

Located at the corner of Kamakee and Auahi streets, L&L’s Ward Center location also is the ideal spot to grab a quick bite before indulging in your favorite movie snacks at the nearby theater.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is open seven days a week, providing hungry kamaaina with an abundance of dining options from morning to night.

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