l&l hawaiian barbecue

For lunch today I decided I’d be adventurous and try something new. I went to L&L Hawaiian Barbecue in the Mira Mesa Mall. I couldn’t remember where it was exactly – the sign for it is past the mall a bit and next to some shops outside of the main mall area. Anyway, it was weird. But I found it!

I didn’t actually get any barbecue, instead I opted for the Fried Shrimp mini plate which gets you 4 huge shrimp, a scoop of rice and a scoop of macaroni salad. On the menu it says a “regular” plate will get you 2 scoops of rice, but I hope for the extra $2-$3 dollars you also get more of the main entree, otherwise that’s some pricey rice. At this location they also offered beef lumpia (4 for $1) which I could not pass up. I love lumpia and hardly ever get to eat it. I’ve tried to make the frozen ones they have at the asian market but they put weird sauce in it. This lumpia was tasty, not as good as my mom’s of course, but good nonetheless. Next time I would just opt for a mini plate since I was quite full after my meal. The shrimp was perfect and the macaroni salad was really tasty. Not bad for $4.95!

I did have a picture of my mini plate, but I ran out of gallery room on my phone and didn’t realize it! Doh. Instead, here’s a picture of my lumpia and my drink.

They offer all types of main entrees – from beef, chicken, pork and seafood to burgers and noodles (there was also something with spam, but I forget what exactly – I think spam and noodles?). Next time I think I’ll try some barbecue!

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

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