19 2016 Dec

Going Loco Moco at Cafe 100

HawaiiTagged big island, drive-in, food, hawaiian food, hilo, loco moco

With over 30 varieties, Cafe 100 has been an institution for this iconic local favorite, the loco moco. It’s a dish composed of four simple building blocks, rice, hamburger patty or patties, gravy (lots of it) and a fried egg on top. Though most historical records indicate, the fried egg was introduced after the original concoction. I won’t dispute that. If the egg was an evolutionary step, so be it. It’s a magical combination. And at Cafe 100, they have that and are constantly trying out new combinations.

It’s sort of a drive-in where you park, order at the window, get your food, pick a table outside and pig out. Prices are very modest and although we got the “traditional” sizes, you can go for the original smaller sizes. That way you can try more. Food comes out pretty quick, so get that table ready. We had a decent size group and could have tried more varieties. But since it was our first time there, we had to go for the popular stuff. That worked out perfectly as it was more than enough food for us.

Cafe 100

969 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
+1 808-935-8683

Verdict: Must try for your loco moco fix!

The Window @Cafe 100

Here's where you order. Make sure you check out the daily specials on the chalkboard. Here it's written out in red and blue chalk.

Super Loco @Cafe 100

Now here's the loco moco we're all used to. Though the Portuguese sausage was a delightful addition. This artery clogging put you to sleep meal went down alarmingly quick. We couldn't believe we scarfed it down within minutes. Either we were hungry, or this plate really hit the spot. I believe it was the latter.


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Spam Loco @Cafe 100

Here's the normal size version of the loco moco. In hindsight, I should have gotten two of these to try out more flavors. Oh well, more reason to return.


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Kilauea Loco @Cafe 100

So one of us was daring to try something different, like this chili version. According to him, it was far from being a loco moco that he didn't recommend it. I'll go with his opinion on this.


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Korean Chicken @Cafe 100

The Korean chicken plate with macaroni salad and rice was a bit too soggy. It had all the flavors, but had no crunch to the bite. Would love for them to make this to order to keep the texture. Don't think we would have mind waiting.


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Digging Into the Loco Moco @Cafe 100

Here's what you can expect digging into the super loco moco. Plenty of gravy and beef patty for your tummy, though you only get one hamburger patty. Two would have put me into a real food coma.

The OxPosted December 19, 2016 By the hungry ox

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