Loco moco with three hamburger patties on a black plate
Loco Moco Is The Treasured, Savory Hawaiian Dish You Should Know
Countless eateries across Hawaii sell loco moco, one of the islands' most iconic dishes consisting of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, gravy, and a fried egg.
Many variations of loco moco are served across the islands, but you'll usually find it with a traditional gravy made with beef stock, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
The sauce is thickened with cornstarch instead of a more European-style roux. Hawaiians sometimes swap the hamburger for local meats like Spam or kalua pork.
Cooks may also top the rice with Portuguese sausage or swap the brown gravy for Japanese teriyaki sauce. Almost all variations of loco moco are easy and satisfying to make at home.
Prepare the rice and meat patty, stack them, and douse with gravy and top with a fried egg. You can even add sautéed veggies such as caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms.