Double posting today. This is sort of dedicated to one of my favorite blogs hwn pake in okinawa. I think I only commented once or twice there but I really have been enjoying all the meals so regularly documented, especially all the Okinawan Soba and bento lunches! OkiHwn is now back in Hawaii but has been still regularly updating the blog with all the local eats. Thanks for the great work OkiHwn! You've been an inspiration. :)
So I decided to finally drive to Homestyle Hawaiian this weekend. I was thinking of getting some kind of combo plate but I ended up with the Loco Moco ($7.95). Was too tempted. I also got a side of Ahi Tuna Poke ($5). Too tempting as well.
D'oh! This was one heavy plate! A 10 oz. beef patty with two fried eggs, onions, mushroom gravy, mac salad, and a ton of rice. You have to wait a little for your order but the results are worth it. The beef patty was seasoned well and very moist. This is the typical loco moco style non-fillerized patty unlike Japanese Hamburg. This means it most likely won't be the most tender but what you gain is a good beefiness in flavor and texture.
The gravy was very good full of mushroom flavor. Next time I'll ask for the eggs runny but these had a nice crispy fried edge. The mac salad was a bit too mayo-ey for me personally but all in all the plate was Very Ono! (Wanted to say that forever.... haha)
Poke was with a little sesame oil, rock salt, sesame seeds, white and green onions on a bed of cabbage. Simple but very fresh. I obviously couldn't finish everything so took what was left of the loco moco and poke home. Dinner was a Poke-don that I made with the left over rice.
Their menu is online but the more complete board menus below (in high res).
Kirk of mmm-yoso has a more complete rundown of HH here.
Not quite ready for Monday but I had a pretty good weekend. Hope everyone did too!
Homestyle Hawaiian, 7524 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, CA 92111