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Sunday, July 9, 2017

ELENA'S FILIPINO FOODS

ELENA'S FILIPINO FOODS
94-866 MOLOALO STREET #D4A
WAIPAHU, HI  96797
808-676-8005
HOURS:  Daily 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
www.elenasrestaurant.com
www.yelp.com/biz/elenas-home-of-finest-filipino-foods-waipahu-3
www.facebook.com/elenasrestaurant/

Elena's is somewhat of an institution in Waipahu and now is an even bigger hit after being featured on the Food Network's Diners Drive Inn's and Dives.  Heck I even saw tables of Japanese tourists here with IPhones out taking pictures.  When Japanese tourists start finding their way to Waipahu, you know you are a hit.  We entered Elena's around noon and the place was packed with a line almost to the door.  There is table service but many patrons line up at the counter for takeout.  We were seated by a sweet waitress who brought us menus and then water.  Started with the Beef and Vegetable Lumpia ($5) served with vinegar.  I liked the vegetables and green peas inside the Lumpia.  The taste was light and fresh with a hint of beef.  I liked the vegetables best.  The Sari Sari ($9.50) is Elena's Signature Dish and it is served up with a huge scoop of White Rice.  The dish contains tons of vegetables, shrimp and pork.  It is like a hearty stew and one portion is more than enough for two people.  The dish featured on Diners Drive Inn's and Dives is called Triple D ($9.99).  Pork Adobo Fried Rice with Lechon.  Lechon is deep fried pork and Elena's tops it with a Tomato and Onion Salsa.  The table includes a container of vinegar and I recommend you put a nice pour of vinegar over the Lechon and Salsa.  Adds a lot of flavor and makes this dish pretty delicious.  I am not a huge lover of Filipino food but Elena's does it up right and I would definitely return.  Our server was all smiles and friendly and that made our visit even better.

ELENA'S FILIPINO FOODS IN WAIPAHU
TAKE OUT LINE AT COUNTER CAN GET PRETTY LONG BUT GOES FAST
SEATING AND EVEN A SMALL FILIPINO BUFFET
ELENA'S MENU
ELENA'S FILIPINO FAVORITES
PORK ADOBO FRIED RICE OMELETTE IS #1 DISH
ELENA'S ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET
FRIED DISHES, SOUPS, SQUID, SHRIMP, FISH AND LUMPIA
ELENA'S BREAKFAST MENU
IF YOU HIT THE BUFFET, THERE ARE RULES TO FOLLOW
ELENA'S TRIPLE D - PORK ADOBO FRIED RICE WITH LECHON
SARI SARI
BEEF AND VEGETABLE LUMPIA
LUMPIA FILLED WITH VEGETABLES AND BEEF



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