L&L Hawaiian BBQ Serves Island Specialties in Plano

L&L Hawaiian BBQ Serves Island Specialties in Plano

There is Texas BBQ and Hawaiian BBQ.

The two are not synonymous.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ originated Hawaiian barbecue cuisine. Since it opened in Honolulu in 1952, the specialty restaurant has grown to more than 200 locations around the world, and the Plano location is easy to find on Preston Road; just look out for the crowd.

Over the past 13 years, Winnie and Jack Soo Hoo have served more than 40 menu items, including barbecued chicken and beef, kalua pork, garlic shrimp, and special pork bacon (a type of Filipino cured meat made from beef). , chicken or pork). all items traditionally served at luaus and Hawaiian parties.

“Hawaiian barbecue combines all kinds of ethnic Asian dishes,” says Jack. “During and after the war, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese immigrants who worked on the islands’ farmlands gathered their food, and that’s what we offer here: the best of the best.

“We opened in Plano years ago because the L&L Hawaiian BBQ concept was exploding internationally in Japan, China and the Philippines, and domestically in California, New York, Florida and Virginia. These special dishes have also become popular here. “

And no Hawaiian barbecue menu is complete without SPAM.® plates.

UNWANTED MAIL® It’s huge in Hawaii, says Jack. One of the best sellers in the Plano restaurant is SPAM® musubi, which is a portion of SPAM® on top of a block of rice with a special sauce and wrapped in seaweed. Jack says other firm favorites are barbecued beef and ribs, and chicken katsu, which is breaded fried chicken bathed in a mixture of sweet and savory sauce.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ also imports beverages directly from Hawaii. Choose from passion orange, strawberry lilikoi, mango orange, stale guava nectar, passion lilikoi and tropical iced tea.

Jack and Winnie are catering masters. For family reunions and special events, they accommodate high volume and offer special pricing for large orders.

This year, the Soo Hoos plan to revive their traditional L&L Hawaiian BBQ luau festival, which has been on hold for the past two years. In the restaurant’s parking lot, the couple host local Polynesian hula dancers from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Oklahoma. Pacific Islanders sell Hawaiian shaved ice, tropical items, tattoos, and souvenirs. The date and details of the 2022 luau festival will be announced soon on the L&L Facebook page.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Get your island fix here in Plano at L&L Hawaiian BBQ. Open daily from 11 am to 8 pm 8400 Preston Road, Suite 200. 972-712-3888. Visit HawaiianBBQPlano.com or email Soo Hoos at .

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