We didn’t eat Loco Moco the first few times we came to Hawaii. Perhaps we thought Loco stood for crazy instead of Local.
It is not the prettiest plate of food, but there is treasure buried under that perfectly cooked egg. The egg is resting on a seasoned meat patty of beef and pork. Beneath the meat is a bed of white rice. Then, rich brown gravy flows over and around the mound of deliciousness.
This is truly a comfort food for the “locals” of Hawaii.