Went to check out Hapa Grill with my blog friend Nate, Hwn Pake Okinawa.
I checked out their website before going and was pleasantly surprised that they are related to Sassy Kassy's lunchwagon.
When I worked out in Kapolei, we went to buy plate lunches from Sassy Kassy's a couple of times in the Campbell Industrial area.
I remembered that their teriyaki items were really good....Sadly the lunchwagon closed in 2005.
We both ordered the combo plate with two choices, white rice or brown or fries and mac salad or tossed....$12.75+tax each.
I chose the teri beef, mochiko chicken, brown rice & mac salad.
Nate chose the pork chops, teri beef, white rice & tossed salad.
Thank goodness we didn't have to go back to work or something...Our orders took so long to come. I think we waited at least 20 minutes for our food.
The teri beef was on the hard side, probably overdone. Nate says "it's like eating beef jerky".
For me, it was tough but not beef jerky hard.
Flavor-wise it was delicious and just as I remembered it...The teriyaki sauce was a little on the sweet side.
The mochiko chicken seemed to be pan fried, I liked the flavor of it. Sweet and salty.
Nate's pork chops were boneless and smothered in gravy. He said it was not the best he's had, just okay.
All in all, I think Nate was disappointed with his meal. I was a little disappointed that the teri beef was so overdone.
We both say we would go back just to try some other items.
590 Farrington Hwy, near Tesoro
Open Sunday-Thursday 8:00-21:00
Friday & Saturday 8:00-22:00
p.s. have a nice weekend! Today is a State holiday, Happy Birthday Hawaii! (a.k.a Admissions Day)