L&L BBQ in Plano/Frisco TX
- shannydiva Jul 10, 2009 04:16 PM
Has anyone been there yet? Can anyone recommend the best things on the menu?
There was a lot of talk about the first local L&L that opened up in Lewisville last year:
This isn't true BBQ, it's Hawaiian plate lunch and kinda tough to recommend anything if you're not used to it. For instance, I love loco moco, but I wouldn't necessarily tell anyone else to order it, unless you think you'd like a fried egg on top of a hamburger patty on a bed of Japanese rice, covered in brown gravy.
Well, it depends on how you define "true BBQ." Lots of people around the world might disagree with your Texas-centric definition. It's Hawaiian BBQ, basically a riff on teriyaki. I have not been to any in Texas, but I grew up with L&L in Hawaii. Probably the most popular item would be the mix plate with BBQ beef and chicken. Macaroni salad is pretty standard, but the L&L's in California offered steamed veggies. I got both. The chicken katsu is also fairly popular. It's panko fried chicken with a special katsu sauce. You have to ask for the sauce. Otherwise, it's really bland.
Well, yeah, I know, but we are in Texas, and out here true 'cue is only low and slow. I just wanted to make sure the OP knew what the story was, since I wasn't sure if the word "Hawaiian" was omitted on purpose or not. Generally, when a Texan sees the word BBQ they expect smoked ribs and brisket, not spam musubi...