This last trip to Hawaii marked our Fifth visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Five trips in five years? I’m liking this trend!!
On our first visit to Hawaii I tried Pineapple for the first time and I haven’t stopped eating it since. When given the opportunity, my husband and I have tried to sample most of the local cuisine including: fresh fish like Ahi, Ono, and Mahi Mahi; to Kalua Pork cooked in an underground oven, to Poi, to delicious plate lunches, and all kinds of local grown produce such as coconuts, mangoes, lychees, macadamia nuts, and finally, you can’t think of Hawaii without thinking about Shave Ice.
There was one item that kept appearing on menus at all the local establishments, The Loco Moco; and yet, we never decided to order it–maybe it was all those fresh fish options I was busy trying… 😉
It was close to 9:00pm when we pulled up outside of Cafe 100 in Hilo. And as we browsed the menu, I asked a local what he recommended and he and his friends all responded with “You gotta get the Loco Moco!”
So it was decided, the Loco Moco it was. This local dish starts out with a pile of white or brown rice, a savory hamburger patty, a fried egg (fried to your liking), and then the entire dish is smothered in finger-licking-good brown gravy.
You guys, my mouth is watering just thinking about this dish.
Simple, flavorful ingredients that don’t sound all that appetizing combined together, but it worked, and was delicious. In fact, it was so good we found ourselves asking the locals on Kauai, “Where can we find a good Loco Moco around here?”
Have you tried a Loco Moco?