The Hawaiian Plate Lunch has been making people happy since the late 1800’s. A hearty “island style” presentation of the Japanese Bento Box designed to feed hungry pineapple and sugar plantation workers—but proved too irresistible for the rest of us. Typically filled with lots of meat and lots of rice and mac salad. Beef Teriyaki is quick and simple meal to prepare with Trader Joe’s Shaved Beef Steak and Island Soyaki sauce. I made my plate lunch with green salad, Hawaiian mac salad and rice for a delicious and satisfying meal.
These ingredients for Hawaiian Mac Salad (recipe here) are from Trader Joe’s, but you can use Best Foods / Hellmann’s Mayonnaise for the most authentic flavor
I made a salad with romaine lettuce or mixed greens, cucumber slices and shredded carrots. You can use your favorite dressing for the salad, I made a simple Sweet & Sour Dressing that’s a copycat of my favorite Hawaiian BBQ Restaurant, whisk together ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil, 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar, 1½ Tablespoons Granulated Sugar, ¼ Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt, ⅛ Ground Black Pepper