Island Staples Satisfy Cravings

A La Carte

March 4, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang |

Kalua Pork with Cabbage. Photo courtesy L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

When faced with the major life question, “So, what do you feel like eating?” many people automatically answer, “I don’t know.”

When you’re not quite sure what you’re craving, rest assured living in Hawaii gives us the benefit of choosing between a plethora of flavors from several cultures. And, even better is that these dishes can be found all in one place, making breakfast, lunch and dinner an easy choice when dining at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue.

The faithful provider of local plate lunch staples keeps people in the Islands going. From bowls to burgers, musubis to saimin, and even the new Mixplate concept — which brings a “de-constructed plate lunch” to guests at the dining chain’s Airport Trade Center location — L&L has every taste Hawaii has to offer for every taste bud that comes through its doors.

Lighter Garlic Shrimp. File photo

One dish that never fails to satisfy is the popular Kalua Pork with Cabbage (prices vary by location) plate that is comprised of smoke-flavored, slow roasted shredded pork mixed with fresh cabbage.

Stop in at your nearest L&L location — which won’t be too far — to pacify any hunger calling.


The traditional plate lunch concept includes “two scoops rice and one scoop mac salad,” and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has followed suit. But it also offers healthier options for those looking for a lighter meal to enjoy. If this sounds more your speed, opt for the Lighter Garlic Shrimp plate (prices vary by location). The pleasing butter and garlic sauce on the shell-on shrimp is accompanied by a scoop of brown rice and a generous serving of tossed green salad. It is a meal that will leave you with ample energy — just the right serving size to fill anyone up for the day.

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