Anything but poke. At this point, it’s great to see people serve Hawaiian food and pivot from a trend that’s draining the seas. At Broken Mouth in DTLA’s Fashion District, Hawaiian-born chef husband Timothy Lee and front of house partner/wife Louise specialize in plate lunches served with potato mac salad and sticky purple Korean-style rice.
Broken Mouth – a play on the Hawaiian saying for satisfying food, broke da mouth – also takes fried chicken sandwiches seriously, and clearly doesn’t mess around with another island classic, SPAM musubi. In this case, SPAM slabs are griddled in a considerable amount of oil and wrapped in nori with savory furikake and more of that glutinous purple rice. I’m not sure that you can find a version of SPAM musubi quite like this in Hawaii, but hopefully food this good takes hold.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.