Thursday, July 17, 2014


Eh, you know me. You gotta at least kiiiiinda know me by now if you come to pakajunk. I got my frickin' food radar on full blast 24/7. Like I got satellites shooting back reports.

Sometimes I get excited about random things for example - "I love giant size corn dogs!" or "the lengua tacos from this cart is tastier than the fucking rest of the cow it was attached to"

This place though, is not so random. Every month or so I put the word "Hawaiian" on yelp juuuuust in case. Even when I'm out just riding shotgun on the way to San Diego, I'll do a random search. 

Sometimes I hit the mini jackpot. This time I found Hula's in Long Beach.

I admit, I miss home. I love Hawaii and the food there. Oh, and my family and friends too. But for a few short moments just to be somewhere like I'm back home again, being welcomed into a hole in the wall plate lunch spot like this, it's a special thing for a kanaka. 

Check out this counter. Looks like a solid plate lunch spot on Any Island, Hawaii. 

I wanted to order one of each!

Check it out. This is the BBQ Mix Plate above. Beef & Chicken. Couple scoops rice and one scoop mac daddy. Solid plate. Just like I would have back home. I inhaled in seconds. 

This above photo is a week later when I went back! Starving for meat again, trying hardest to be health conscious (HA HA), I got the BBQ Chicken again with one scoop mac. Lucky for me, the owner Aunty Char hooked me up with a special kale salad (call ahead, she might be out). This plate is the fucking bomb. Ka-boom. And the sauce, braaaaaah. So good. 

I was told that this BBQ chicken recipe was passed down from her grandma. I appreciate her sharing it with all of us. 

EAT HERE. Go check this place out. 
Real locals from Waianae  - University of Hawaii Alumni!
Tell Char that pakajunk sent you, she might hook you up!

  • 4901 Long Beach Blvd
  • Long Beach, CA 90805
  • (310) 867-9796


  1. crap, i wish i'd known about this joint when i did the poke round-up for LA Weekly. Thanks for the tip. Do they do mochiko chicken?

  2. No mochiko yet, brah! Tell Char, she'll probably make it if you ask nicely!

  3. No mochiko yet, brah! Tell Char, she'll probably make it if you ask nicely!