Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I had my eye on the lau lau since it advertised that it had butterfish in it, just like small kid time. It's hard to find butterfish in lau lau anymore, most restaurants will tell you its too expensive to make it that way. The places that do have butterfish use a very small piece that is mostly fat and very little meat. I know that the butterfish is really only there to help flavor the pork, which usually has little to no flavor on its own. But, the amount of butterfish that the Loft uses in their lau lau is a joke. It's about the size of a small Band-Aid, and is all fat. Ho, da stingy buggah's can't even put a decent amount of fish in da lau lau. I almost wen give em da stink eye. As a whole, the butterfish was under seasoned and was sorely lacking some salt. It was a pretty decent sized lau lau, but the mysterious butterfish was still missing.
The bacon fried rice was not all that special. There were big pieces of bacon, but it was under cooked and not crispy. It also had a strange taste to it, like old oil had been used in the dish. This version of bacon fried rice was just tired and uninspiring. With all of the framed pieces around the restaurant endorsing "ohana", this isn't the kind of food you would feed your family.
All in all, I don't think I'd make a special trip here. I have heard that the Cypress location is better, but I've only eaten at the Torrance location, which was better.
20157 Pioneer Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90715