2808 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
I have a soft spot for Hawaii. I just love the place! The beautiful beaches, clear water, surf, friendly people... I'd live there if I could! *sigh* Alas, Cali beaches will never come close, but the next closest thing to being in Hawaii, is eating their local food.
King's Hawaiian is famous for their sweet Hawaiian rolls and bread often seen in supermarkets. I recently discovered that they had an actual bakery AND A RESTAURANT down in Torrance. Torrance isn't exactly close to where I live, but I made a special request to dine here for my birthday.
|King's Hawaiian Luau Platter|
At the very top, there's Huli Huli Chicken, which I thought was a bit dry.
In the middle row: Lomi Salmon, which was like a tasty Hawaiian version of salmon ceviche. Kalua Pork, which was a smoky Hawaiian pulled pork. I enjoyed it more than the Kalua Pork from Aloha Food Factory in Alhambra, which I found to be too smoky and salty. And Chicken Long Rice, which was like chicken noodle soup with vermicelli. I liked it and thought it tasted like homemade chicken broth.
In the bottom row: Potato Macaroni Salad - I'm not a fan of potato salad nor a fan of macaroni salad, but when you put them together, the sum is greater than each of its parts! Tasty! Lau Lau - It's basically pork cooked in a taro leaf. I really liked it. And of course, White Rice... a Hawaiian staple.
|Paradise Cake and Carrot Cake|
|Paradise Cake slice|
|King's Hawaiian Pies|
|King's Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Cookies|
|King's Hawaiian Muffins|
Ah, King's Hawaiian... a taste of Hawaii a little closer to home (though, not close enough to go there regularly :x ). If I can't get to Hawaii, at least I have you. Or your bruddah, The Local Place, which is also on my list of places to try. :)