Fat Kid Friday hits the North Shore

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Fat Kid Friday is a video series spotlighting exuberant dishes across Oahu. Crazy, ginormous or over-the-top luxe, these are the broke-the-mouth dishes we push across the table and tell our friends, “Try this. TRY IT.”

The 18 and Over at HI BBQ.

The 18 and Over at HI BBQ.

This week, we don’t have just one dish to recommend. Nope, not even two. We went north to find three fat kid-worthy spots to satisfy our appetite for the glorious and delicious. So whether you live out that side or you’re making a day trip of it, here’s how we eat our way across the North Shore.

Loaded funnel cake at Lani's Yummy Yum

Loaded funnel cake at Lani’s Yummy Yum

Starting off in Kahuku, we discovered a massive plate of barbecue piled high with over a pound of smoky beef brisket, fall-off-the-bone ribs and pulled pork at the HI BBQ truck (which since our visit has moved to Haleiwa). We zipped over to Lani’s Yummy Yum for a loaded funnel cake before finishing off in Laie with Seven Brothers’ Paniolo Fries topped with grilled pineapple, bacon bits, onions, cheese and barbecue sauce. It was a day of expanded horizons and expanded waistbands. And it was so worth it.

HI BBQ (new address)
66-540 Kamehameha Hwy

Lani’s Yummy Yum
Burroughs Rd (Behind Giovanni’s shrimp truck)

Seven Brothers
55-510 Kamehameha Hwy

– Concept and title by Brandon Lee
– Video by Sho Niimura


Missed our last Fat Kid Friday video? Watch the series:

p><a data-cke-saved-href="/node/7180” target=" href="/node/7180” target=" _blank"="">Extra beefy Pho-strami burger
Jumbo-sized Korean-style shave ice
Kalua pig nachos
Green tea warabimochi parfait
Churro waffles
The Heavy D and Royale with Cheese
The Mega-sushi rito
Pocho wraps and E-mochi balls
The $65 Ultimate Loco Moco