I'm not fond of going to the mall. One of the major issues is the crowds. But if I need something at a store, I'll have to deal with it either way. Glendale galleria. Located right next to Americana. I'll admit I wasn't really a teeny-bopper mallrat in my younger years. Ok, I sort of was. I was a pretty quite, shy kid and I preferred the solitude of my house than anything else. But I did venture into the walkways of this old mall on weekends with a friend or two or with my mom. I've seen many stores change in and out. But one things for sure, the food court has always been where it was. Though, I was bummed when the Orange Julius closed. I loved that place. I drowned my sorrows of that with a Cinnabun cinnamon bun.
This particular day was just an ordinary day. Errands and preparations. Luckily I went during a time when it wasn't crowded.
hmmm...where to sit?
I ventured to the Hawaiian BBQ stall. I've eaten hear many times over the years. Their portions are plenty good enough for two people. Or if your super hungry just have it for yourself and maybe save the leftovers for later. I don't know.
I order the #9 special of the day. BBQ chicken and short ribs. Underneath is a load of rice, and veggies and they pour over quite a bit of sauce on top. I love the chicken as it's nice and tender. This is the first I've tried the short ribs, which reminded me of BBQ bulgogi. There was also a side of hot sauce.
Slightly on the pricey side, $9 plus drink then again with the big portions they serve it seems to fit. This place has been around since my high school days...so that would be, give or take, 10 years now? It's by no means a fancy place given it's location. But it's quite tasty. Tender chicken and short ribs. Nicely heated on a grill. Just try to go there during the lull hours of the day to avoid the crowds and possible no seating situation.
Hawaiian BBQ Express
1135 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210