I have found my reason for living ... ALOHA FOOD FACTORY!
- ipse dixit
Cook: "I can make anything you want."
Me (bubble thoughts): "anything"???
That's how it all started. I had to make a trip to Cal State LA and stopped for a quick bite before heading back to the office and decided to drop in at ALOHA FOOD FACTORY - a place known for its Hawaiin lunch specials (right around the corner where the 710 FWY ends in Alhambra).
Ok, onto the chow.
Ordered up a Hawaiian Classic Burrito (its really my own franken-creation). Spam, pineapple, Kalua pork, and wasabi and drenched in teri sauce. Sounds horrible, I know, but goes down so smoooooth. The nice salty, crunchy feel of the slightly charred spam mixed in with the sweet pineapple and pork ... all of it blended in nicely with the wasabi. Oh, and of course, the teri sauce just makes sure it all goes down the windpipe with ease. This was so damn good.
Topped off the meal with some Hawaiian shaved ice (weather was VERY cooperative today in SGV).
Some guy next to me was having a burger - gotta give that a try next time.
Highly recommend this place if you're in the area.
Check the link to the website below ... I'm headed to see my cardiologist now ...
re: Jack Flash
The pig was good, not great in my estimation, but who could tell what with the spam, wasabi, pineapple and teri sauce. I usually like my kalua pig on the salty/smoky side. I doubt their version is made with an imu, but who knows (and honestly, who cares, the whole thing tastes so damn good).
I also think I spotted someone downing a bowl of poi, but couldn't be sure.
Shaved ice, while satisfying, just wasn't what you could find on the North Shore of Oahu ... never could find something comparable here in the states.