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Post-election Celebration Loco Moco

ETA: Pronunciation corrected

In celebration of the new US president and to soak up some of the liquor you're tossing back, make the classic loco moco  (pronounce loh-koh moh-koh), a dish served throughout the Hawaiian island chain in various forms.

This hearty combination of a bed of sushi rice, your favourite 'brown' or beef gravy, covered with a fried egg (over easy or sunny side up as long as the yolk is still runny) and a hamburger patty and more gravy as well as a scoop of coleslaw.

For a healthier version, substitute brown rice for the sushi rice. Instead of the hamburger patty, use a turkey or chicken burger, a piece of grilled fish or marinated tofu. And, if you're into a monochromatic colour scheme, make a white (chicken based) gravy.

If you really want to be authentic uniquely Hawaiian , substitute a slice of grilled SPAM for the hamburger patty. For that version, go to my LJ.

Classic Loco Moco

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anita_margarita
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
*Smiles* My husband lived in Hawaii 24 years, and now and then he will make a plate of loco moco for himself - including Spam.
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Does he make spam musubi as well? :)

http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/113842.html

I just bought a can of the stuff and still have 4 slices left. I'm thinking a spam omelet.
anita_margarita
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
No, when he eats Spam (not often because it's so salty), there is NONE left.
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Definitely salty. A once a year if that treat. :)

PS: How does he pronounce the name loco moco? I'm curious.

Edited at 2012-11-07 09:00 pm (UTC)
anita_margarita
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
He pronounces it the way you wrote about (I'm still trying to follow his occasional Hawaiian words).
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I was told it was incorrect so I struck it out. Maybe I should return it to the original version. (puzzled)
anita_margarita
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I think Gary refers to loco moco (pronounced as it's spelled) but it means something else...? Not sure.
nanchanone
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Not to nit pick, but I've always heard in pronounced loh koh moh koh, and the hamburger is the authentic version (DH was born and raised in HI).
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I found the pronunciation at the link below. Instead of 'authentic' perhaps I should have said Hawaiian favourite or something to imply uniquely Hawaiian.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/LocoMocoHistory.htm
nanchanone
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, that site has the incorrect pronunciation.
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oops!
thesiriusmoon
Nov. 7th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
nanchanone is right. Loh Koh Moh Koh is the correct pronunciation. And hamburger is the origonal loco moco, (which I'm pretty sure started at cafe 100) but there are a bunch of different versions now. Mmm, now I miss Hawaii!
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
That's what I had guessed originally but the only source I found said it was loh-koo moh-koo. I'm happy to correct it. :)
thesiriusmoon
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Everything else about this recipe looks great though! I love loco moco :D
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
I love Japanese rice bowls (donburis) so this plate wasn't much of a stretch.
thesiriusmoon
Nov. 7th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, me too! So, so good. And Bento boxes! And spam musubi.... :)
marmaladeginger
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
Plain white rice, a hamburger patty and an egg with gravy.
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
What can I say? It's a thing. :)
survivinglove
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
I think it sounds crazy artery clogging good:) And it looks like its celiac/gluten sensitivity friendly if you pick the right gravy or make your own.
:) Thx!
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it.
survivinglove
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Spam makes a spam with jalapenos:) That sounds like it would be even awesomer.
a_boleyn
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
They only have the plain version here in southwestern Ontario, Canada. :)
serendipity_15
Nov. 8th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
I have two hamburger patties in my freezer, looks like I now I something to do with them.
a_boleyn
Nov. 8th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Enjoy.
runningnekkid
Nov. 8th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
substitute corned beef hash for the hamburger patty for another awesome variation! (Hawaiian girl over here)
a_boleyn
Nov. 8th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Sounds like a terrific version.
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