last weekend we went to ono hawaiian bbq in temple city for dinner. there have been more hawaiian bbq places popping up and for good reason. here’s what a loco moco is: two scoops rice under two hamburger patties (not the ones you put in hamburgers. just yummy breaded deliciousness) under two fried eggs with the yolk intact, all covered in gravy. YUM-O! (i saw on rachael ray’s website that you are supposed to spell it yum-o and not yummo) so when you cut into the egg with your fork, the yummy runny yolk runs over everything.
the loco moco at the l&l’s in pasadena is pretty good, so how did this one compare? sadly, it was not nearly as good. first of all, the egg didn’t have the yolk intact, so you didn’t get the yummy runny yolk. also, the patty was overfried at the edges so it was kinda dry at the edges and too crunchy. i like the patty nice and soft and moist. then the macaroni salad had this super strong raw onion taste that was kinda nasty. i was really hungry and i ate it all, but next time i’ll stick to l&l’s.
cameron got the chicken katsu, but he also thought the one at l&l’s is better because the breading at l&l’s is tastier.
one thing that was good was they had a bed of cabbage under everything. so next time i’m going to cook my own veggies to go with a box from l&l’s. anyway, one day i am going to the home of the loco moco on the big island. apparently they have like 20 different varieties. mmm… portuguese sausage… mmm… gravy… chili… so good.