At least several weeks ago, while coming to town one day, one of the highways to town became a parking lot (probably due to a car accident). To try and avoid sitting in traffic I turned into the adjacent neighborhood looking for a parallel route.
To make a long story short, I kind of got a little turned around. Not really lost, but not familiar with the side streets either. While looking for a way out of the neighborhood, I spotted this sign.
Intriguing name. Piqued my curiosity enough for me to go home and check them out on the ‘net.
puka plate lunch (2402 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, Hawai’i). Had decent reviews. Filed in the back of my mind, if ever I was nearby …
So today, I picked up some things from Costco. On the way back, I thought I’d check the place out. Definitely a “hole (“puka“) in the wall”. Very clean and well-kept, but size wise, a “hole in the wall”.
They were running a couple of specials, one was walnut chicken plus medium drink for less than six dollars (one dollar discount, plus drink included). Person at the counter (I think she was one of the owners), said the dish was almost like honey walnut shrimp except it’s chicken.
Okay, cheap eats, here I come.
The picture doesn’t do the dish justice. I ordered take-out, by the time I got home, the mayonnaise kind of melted.
Chicken was tasty and tender. One sock came off.
I didn’t know it at the time but I could have ordered mixed vegetables instead of the macaroni salad. I think I used my carb allotment for the week.
I wouldn’t mind going back to try more of their menu. I wonder if I can convince The Cat to come.
Cute name (and so appropriate). :)
Enjoy. Eat well.