Leo's Island BBQ Hazlet NJ
Looks like this will be opening up just a few doors down from Fuji and DeVino, same strip mall behind the Dunkin Donuts. Let us know if anyone sees it open or gives it a try.
Random Side Note: Do not know if this is affliated in any way with Leo's BBQ South Plainfield NJ
This new bakery is called Island Baked Goods and their portuguese custard cups are provided by another baker under the name Pinho's Custard Cups. I purchased two custard cups and two chicken empanada philippine style. $6.00 for all. They also sell two styles of cheese rolls, creamy custard desserts and spicy nuts. Prices are incredibly low. The custard cups are lovely and the empanada's will have to wait until dinner time.
This place has opened. It is a Filipino - Hawaiian Restaurant. All items are made to order, the kabobs took about 20 minutes to be ready.
Tried Two Kabobs which were enjoyable. Chicken and Pork. The Pork was marinaded and the chicken was a huli huli sauce. Each Kabob costs 2.00. A platter with rice, salad and pineapple macaroni salad is 6.50. The menu is not online yet.
Would not say these Filipino Kabobs would make the top of the Anthony Bourdain hierarchy of pork but would definitely return to check out more items, everything was good.
The people at both Leo's and Tropical Hut are SO nice and helpful, they took time and explained everything.
Tropical Hut Filipino Restaurant on Rt 9 in the Deep Run Shopping Center
3366 Rt 9 South @ Cindy Street
Old Bridge NJ 08857
Has been there for 10 years - check out the catering menu - they have a small restaurant in the back of the store with three tables. They serve up authentic filipino food. It is like the Kam Man prepared food section, pre made hot dishes, they have 8-10 items, lumpia Shanghai, desserts and so much more. A favorite dessert Ginataan Bilo Bilo - YUMMY!
If you are brave they have a basket of Balut.
Yes as seen on fear factor, a filipino delicacy.
They also operate Leo's BBQ in South Plainfield, and a location down in south jersey.
Leo's Island BBQ - A Taste of the Islands
There are about 6 tables in the restaurant
The Menu - Don't own a scanner - Sorry for the typing.
Lumpia - Mini Egg Rolls 7.00
Buffalo Wings 7.50
Fried Calamari 8.00
Butterfly Shrimp 9.00
Chicken Tenders fried served with pineapple sauce 6.00
Beef Tapa - Beef strips marinated in garlic vinegar sauce 8.50
Served over White or Brown Rice
Chicken Adobo 5.00 - chicken simmered in soy sauce vinegar with peppercorn and bay leaves
Beef Steak 6.00 - thin sliced beef cooked in soy sauce lemon garlic with sliced onions
Spicy Garlic Pork 5.00 - pork strips in chili garlic sauce
Green Beans in Oyster Sauce 7.50 - Sauteed green beans with tofu shitake mushrooms red peppers in a special oyster sauce
Vegetarian Delight 8.00 - Sautéed tofu peppers cauliflower snow peas carrots onions mushrooms and young corn
Signature Meals - served with white or brown rice - salad - pineapple macaroni salad
BBQ on a stick 6.50 - or 2.00 per stick
Grilled pork or chicken on skewer marinated
Hawaiian Short Ribs 6.50 Thin sliced marinated beef ribs grilled to perfection
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken 7.50 Grilled half chicken marinated in Huli Huli BBQ sauce
Chicken Teriyaki 6.00 Grilled boneless breast with teriyaki BBQ sauce
Broiled Fish Fillet 5.50 - Tilapia Fillet with Paprika and a hint of tamarind
Pancit Lo Mein 7.50
Pancit Bihom 7.50
Pancit Combo 8.00
Veggie Fried Rice
Pineapple Macaroni Salad
Island Fries - Deep fried combo of sweet and idaho potato served with Sriracha Ketchup
Leche Flan 3.00
Tropical Fruit Delight 3.00
Catering and Family Meals Available
Everything is made to order - while there they were VERY accommodating and prepared as customers requested.