Dec 28 2010

suntory tepanyaki – waikiki

this was a great traditional tepanyaki place just off waikiki beach. we were the only non-japanese and it was a full house so that’s always a good sign…

2233 Kalakaua Avenue #307
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-5511

Dec 17 2010

aloha table, waikiki

we were walking from the moana surfrider towards the convention center and found this place on a side street in a non-descript building. the food was amazing – fresh and tasty – better than some of the higher end joints we ate at on our visit. try the loco moco the salmon

about Loco Moco (loh-koo moh-koo) is Hawaii’s original homemade fast food and can be found at just about any fast food joint, roadside diner, mom and pop restaurant or lunch wagon in the Islands. It is truly unique to Hawaii, and it is a comfort food, or “local grind,” of the Hawaiian Islands. Local food is not the cuisine that is served in upscale hotels and restaurants of Hawaii. It is a basic structure was established soon after World War II – the best fast food or mixture of cuisines from many Pacific rim countries, with a special Hawaiian twist.

Loco Moco is a mountainous meal consisting of a heap of white rice topped with a hamburger patty and a Sunnyside-up egg, and then smothered in gravy. This dish is popular for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is a candidate for the Cholesterol Hall of Fame.  As you eat, break the egg – then blend the burger, egg, rice, and gravy on your fork for each bite for a real taste of paradise.

There are many people who claim to have invented Loco Moco, but it is generally agreed that around 1949, either the Cafe 100 or the Lincoln Grill (both in Hilo, Hawaii) originated the first dish of Loco Moco. According to the story, the dish was created for teenagers who wanted something different from typical American sandwiches and less time-consuming than Asian food to eat for breakfast. The nickname of the first boy to eat this concoction was Loco (“crazy” in Portuguese and Hawaiian pidgin). Moco rhymed with loco and sounded great, so Loco Moco became the name of the dish.

2238 Lua’ula St.
2nd Fl
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 922-2221