When first starting my food blog, I had a very harsh critiquing system, which resulted in many low-scoring reviews. Over the last few months, I've returned to those spots I had previously given very low marks to, eager to give them all a fresh shot. Island Grill Hawaiian Barbeque was on the agenda on a sunny mid-September day.
Staying rather simple, I merely got a small kalua pork plate ($5), which had one scoop of mac salad, one scoop of white rice, and what basically looked like a scoop of pork.
|Mini Kalua Pork|
(Island Grill Hawaiian Barbeque)
The pork itself was merely OK, not overly great. Slightly smoky, ever so slightly on the dry side. I thought it could use a bit more salt. No complaints on the white rice.
Nice guy at the counter, and I received my meal fairly quickly. There are several sauces to choose from, including my favorite condiment of all, sriracha.
While I'm glad I went back to give this place another shot, there are too many others that I personally enjoy more. Any concerns I had with this dish are easily fixable. 5/10