Palama Market

For lunch on Monday, bf and I headed over to Palama Market in Honolulu for some tasty Korean plate lunch – this place is actually a Korean supermarket that happens to have a mini Korean food court inside.

Look at that huge palm tree right outside of the market!

We decided to split the galbi & meat jun plate lunch – even though the price has gone up from $7.50 to $8.50, this is still a great deal for a lunch that is enough for two hungry people after a hike at Waahila Ridge! I love plate lunch in Hawaii – and this one is definitely one of the best that I’ve had so far – two full portions of meat (meat jun and galbi!), four veggie sides (kimchee, spinach, bean sprout and potato), fried mandoo, two scoops of rice, and of course, a scoop of mac salad.

I’m actually not a huge fan of mac salad (or maybe I need to spend more time in Hawaii to develop an appreciation!) – and this one was not very impressive either … too much mayo. The rest of the plate was awesome though and meat jun is something that is local Hawaiian Korean – it’s basically really thin sliced meat that is coated and fried in an eggy batter – yum! Too bad I can’t find this stuff in NYC.  The galbi was also very good – nicely grilled and still tender.  And of course, I love me some little side dishes to round out the meal.

Palama Supermarket

1670 Makaloa Street
Honolulu, HI 96814


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