Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Says Hello to Dallas

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Yup. Spam.
Happy Aloha Tuesday, Dallas. There's a new Hawaiian barbecue place on Lemmon Avenue, and it looks pretty interesting. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ opened just last week with bamboo window treatments, a mural of the Hawaiian mountains painted on the wall, and Hawaiian radio playing over the sound system.

I'd tell you more about the music, but every song I listened to completely stumped Shazam. I did recognize a Styx cover though, and I have to say you haven't lived until you've heard Come Sail Away complete with ukelele, all while munching on Spam musubi.

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Yes, the Spam musubi is Spam. The kitchen wraps a slice of the freshly griddled "spiced ham" and a block of rice with a sheet of seaweed before serving the snacks two to an order. They've also have roast and shredded kalua pork, and chicken katsu, a breaded and fried chicken cutlet that I saw a number of customers eating when I visited.

If you're familiar with Korean barbecue, you'll recognize the beef and pork ribs for sure, while the grilled chicken thighs taste a lot like teriyaki. Most of these entrees are served on a bed of soft, boiled cabbage with rice and a scoop of runny macaroni salad.

I talked to a manager at the restaurant who told me this location of Aloha Hawaiian BBQ is loosely affiliated with a spot by the same name in El Paso. There are listings for the business in other states with a similar name and logo but the menus vary widely. The place is a chain, but a very loosely coupled one.

5610 Lemmon Avenue. Suite A-1, 214-521-8868

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56 comments
monstruss
monstruss

After reading the ridiculous facebook comments on here (seriously, why even yolk the unwashed masses in with the regular comments? it gets confusing when trying to respond to something stupid), I had to check this place out. I got a Katsu meal and a Spam Masubi, and it was actually really good. 

Manship Smith
Manship Smith

I don't know, but, I've tried stranger things !!!

J_A_
J_A_

Yummy. This is fast food I can get behind.

Stephen Hipps
Stephen Hipps

No likey icky ucky sushi. Great song, look it up.

Brenda Hersey
Brenda Hersey

Gross gross gross next they'll be wrapping nori around Vienna sausages.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

have they got anything without Spam in it?

spamalot
spamalot

Looking forward to checking this place out. I enjoy Hawaiian bbq when it's good. It's Hawaiian macaroni salad and is typically excellent with the meat and rice. Nothing fancy but indeed part of it all.

Do they have spam sandwiches? A pan-fried piece of spam served on a decent roll with lettuce, tomato and plenty of mayo is excellent. Similar to the Midwestern-style of a breaded pork cutlet sandwich.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

What shall we call this new cuisine?  Spushi?

Spashi?

todd
todd

Nothing says delicious like "boiled cabbage with rice and a scoop of runny macaroni salad."

Jennifer Cauley
Jennifer Cauley

Basically its gas station sushi in Hawaii. It may look better then it actually tastes

Mo Bettah
Mo Bettah

Spam musubi!!!! You can get this at 7-11 in hawaii!!! If you Hawaiian you understand but if you hauole then....

John J. McGeough
John J. McGeough

First dip in chocolate then vanilla ice cream then deep fry it :)

Darrin Woodard
Darrin Woodard

Just when u think Texans are getting more cultured, and metropolitan, we are hit with Spam Sushi, fried butter, fried Coke, fried Baby Ruth... And the list goes on. LOL

Ryan Bauer
Ryan Bauer

What's next -- asbestos making a comeback, too?

Jack Keene
Jack Keene

Why not ... probably better than deep fried anything.

Audrey Fernandez
Audrey Fernandez

It's Spam Musubi, and it's delicious. Get it at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Plano

alteredjustice
alteredjustice

Is this place open? I can't tell from the neon sign, I need a handwritten sign to tell me for sure.

Susie Geissler
Susie Geissler

I just threw up in my mouth a bit. This is an abomination.

Linda Coleman
Linda Coleman

Now deep fry that thing and you can sell it at the State Fair.

California
California

@ChrisYu Yes, the combo platters and everything else on the menu that isn't spam musubi.

monstruss
monstruss

@spamalot they have a spam banh mi-style sandwich at Dalat that's reeeeeeally good. 

California
California

@spamalot The more traditional cutlet is of pork, which I doubt they serve at your location. You should go to a Japanese restaurant and maybe they will have tonkatsu (pork cutlet).

California
California

@TheCredibleHulk It's called spam musubi and it is a common snack in Hawaii and among Japanese-Americans. 

Asian fare seems to be a out of the ordinary in your parts. 

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@casiepierce @TheCredibleHulk

I've actually got a Hawaiian brother-in-law, so I'm familiar with the Hawaiian's love of all things Spam, I've just never seen the Spam - Sushi fusion, before.

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