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Lili’s BBQ

September 21, 2014

Lili’s BBQ

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COUNTRY CHICKEN WITH CORN BREAD ($8.50) Lili’s BBQ in Kalihi marries aspects of Southern barbecue with localand Asian-inspired barbecue. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Filipo and Sue Maiava, the clean and spacious eatery opened its doors to eager diners last December, offering dine-in, takeout and…

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August 24, 2014

Merits of marination

Marinades pull double duty in the kitchen: they tenderize and enhance flavor. For Sue Maiava, co-owner of Lili’s BBQ, “enhance” is the key word, and her marinade recipes do just that. They bring out meat’s goodness, without overpowering it. Maiava uses recipes gleaned from her previous 16 years of experience working in a local Korean…

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July 27, 2014

Lili’s, Where Savory Southern and Korean Cuisines Meet

After nearly two decades of visualizing and working hard to bring their labor of love to fruition, Filipo and Hyonsuk Maiava recently turned their dream of owning and operating a restaurant into reality, much to the delight of local diners. The husband-and-wife duo opened Lili’s BBQ last December — appropriately named after Maiava’s mother —…

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