The Tiki Terrace proudly serves one of Hawaiis most classic dishes- loco moco. To those who speak Spanish, this seems super funny..... loco meaning crazy, and moco meaning buger. Yup, thats right....Hawaii serves up one mean dish of crazy burgers. First reports of loco moco came from 1949 in Hilo, Hawaii.
Why is Loco Moco called that?
This dish has many variations, but the original Loco Moco was reportedly created at a restaurant in the town of Hilo, on the island of Hawaii in 1949. The teenagers named the dish Loco Moco after one of their sports club members named Loco, and added the Moco simply because it rhymed.
Why is Loco Moco so good?
Loco moco is an aggressively comforting food—its warm, mouth-coating, and yes, cholesterol heavy, as all good comfort foods often are. Its also a comfort food that belongs to Hawaii and its unique history and place in the world.
What is a Loco Moco made of?
A classic Hawaiian dish, Loco Moco consists of steamed rice topped with juicy hamburger steak, fried egg and smothered in a flavorful mushroom gravy.
What are some popular foods in Hawaii?
Traditional Hawaiian Food: Eat These 7 Massively Tasty DishesPoi. The staple and traditional filler starch dish in Hawaiian cuisine is something known as poi. Laulau. Kalua pig. Poke. Lomi Salmon (lomi-lomi salmon) Chicken long rice. Fruit (like pineapple and lilikoi)
What is loco moco L&L?
Loco Moco | L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Loco Moco. Savory hamburger patties over rice, topped with brown gravy and 2 fresh fried eggs.
Who made the first loco moco?
. George Takahashi A group of about 15 teenage boys in Hilo, Hawaii, called the Lincoln Wreckers was credited with inventing loco moco in a diner in 1949. Hawaiian native Dr. George Takahashi, 84, an oral surgeon in San Leandro since the mid-1960s, was part of that group.
Why is Spam big in Hawaii?
Why are SPAM®s products so popular in Hawaii? The true root of the islands love for SPAM® products goes back to World War II, when the luncheon meat was served to GIs. By the end of the war, SPAM® products were adopted into local culture, with Fried SPAM® Classic and rice becoming a popular meal.
What does the letters in Spam stand for?
Special Processed American Meat SPAM is an acronym: Special Processed American Meat.
What is Hawaiis favorite food?
1. Poi. The staple and traditional filler starch dish in Hawaiian cuisine is something known as poi. Poi is a thick paste made from taro root (similar to a yam or potato but with a starchy-er flavor) that is either steamed or baked and pounded.
What does L and L mean?
Lee L&L stands for Lee and Lee.