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Loco Moco


If you've been to Hawaii, one dish you surely have seen on any breakfast or lunch menu is Loco Moco. The dish was first served in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Lincoln Grill in 1949.

The dish has a number of variations, however, the basic recipe calls for white rice, a hamburger patty, brown gravy and a fried egg. A popular variation substitutes SPAM for the hamburger. We all know how much Hawaiians love SPAM. Another variation calls for scrambled eggs instead of a fried egg.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 scoops white rice
  • 1 hamburger paddy
  • brown gravy
  • egg


Place two scoops of white rice in a bowl. Place a cooked hamburger patty on top. Pour a generous portion of brown gravy onto the hamburger and rice. Fry the egg (sunny-side up) and place it on top. Some folks prefer to place the egg on the hamburger and then put the gravy over top of everything.

You have a loco moco.

Potential Condiments:
Shoyu (soy sauce), ketchup, tabasco

Here's a video on how to make a Loco Moco from Ono Grinds Cooking.

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