Loco Moco (Hawaii)
One of Hawaii’s most popular comfort foods is loco moco. A patty of white rice is topped with a hamburger patty and a fried egg slathered in gravy. The dish debuted in 1949 at the Lincoln Grill in Hilo. Though the Lincoln Grill no longer exists, loco moco is served in a number of restaurants throughout Hawaii. Loco Moco is also the name of a Hawaiian-based restaurant chain that serves Hawaiian rice bowl dishes. In Spanish, “moco” means “mucus,” so it brings images to them of “crazy snot.” It isn’t and is super delicious.