Loco moco: This uniquely Hawaiian food is easily described but not as easily explained. Imagine a scoop of rice topped with a hamburger patty, topped with a fried egg, topped with lots of brown gravy. This double-protein tower is eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a between-meal snack. You can find a loco moco at almost any family-style restaurant. Even upscale restaurants offer versions. At Alan Wong's Pineapple Room in Ala Moana Center, you can have one with grass-fed local beef, fried rice and veal jus.
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