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Mo's Hut, Oakland | Mar 28, 201509:12 PM

This little Samoan/Hawaiian spot on Fruitvale Avenue has served me the first Hawaiian plate lunch I'm likely to go back for.
The Hawaiian plate was recommended to me, which at $12 comes with potato/macaroni/crab salad, rice and three meats--the defaults are chicken, short ribs, and teriyaki beef. The potato/mac/krab salad was much more to my taste than many plate lunch mac or potato salads--it had a noticeable mustard taste, and was much less sweet than I'd come to expect, and is a better use of surimi than "sushi".
Of the meats, the teriyaki beef was my favorite--very thin sliced and tender, with a teriyaki that was not overly soy sauced or sugared, as many are to my taste.
I'll be back to this friendly place to try some of their other offerings. The menu is basically a couple of signs, listing the meat options and a couple combos. Next time I'll try the Mo's or Samoan combo, which I didn't notice until the next patron ordered it--it includes bananas in coconut milk, corned beef known as povi/pulu masima, and a chop suey that appears to be made with mung bean noodles.

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