What we call "rice" in Hawaii is called "sticky rice" on the mainland. Form into 4 patties. So come back to Hawaii and relive those 1974 memories soon! Must be AMAZING if they’re mixing the chili gravy with the brown gravy. Add the rice, cover and reduce the heat to low for about 15 minutes. Here’s how I did it: MJ’s Loco Moco Recipe (Serves 4) 4 cups rice (I used Jasmine) 1-pound ground beef. Nutritionist: Looking to lose weight for summer? Did it change owners? After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. To be sure, I haven’t frequented them as much in recent years, but I do recall seeing the Food Network piece and it struck me as a bit curious (for the aforementioned reason). Find this and 1,000’s of Hawaiian and Hawaiian-style recipes at www.CookingHawaiianStyle.com. I was searching for a good teriyaki gravy to put on teriyaki patties for our homemade loco mocos and I came across your review. I have tried to duplicate the reciepe to this date but have never come up with same taste I remember. Like all popular Hawaii foods (think malasadas and saimin), many restaurants make fancy/premium versions. The mac salad has to be the worst on Oahu. Perhaps an in-law? A perfect dish, in my humble opinion. Loco Moco was invented in 1949 in Hilo (on the Big Island). I witnessed this firsthand at our college dining hall! What is loco moco? So if anything, “choke” the freshly-grated ginger. Been reading about the mac salad comments. I totally had the same shock about rice when I moved to the mainland! Traditionally made with SPAM®, this version of an Hawaiian favorite uses ground chuck under a fried egg and If you haven’t had it, go. Because there are only four parts to a Loco Moco, each part should be thoughtfully considered: Loco Moco with kalua pig, luau stew, and sweet potato at Travaasa Hana (Maui). I saw on Guy’s DDD that the gravy is homemade and has tomato paste in it, hence the slightly reddish color? Like all popular Hawaii foods (think malasadas and saimin), many restaurants make fancy/premium versions. Just make sure you get the nice stuff ^_^. http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2005/02/byrons_drivein.html, John, Rainbow Drive-In is definitely the kind of place that will hit da’ spot after a day out of surf ‘n sun. I don’t know. Grew up in Kaimuki eating tons of Rainbows plate lunches over the years (boneless chicken, teri beef, shoyu chicken etc.) Definitely one of my top plate lunch spots on that side of the aina. Too bad about the gravy though. Buffalo Man Sinks a hole-in-one and gets a BIG payout. I was ready for something new. lol, Josh, on that Secret Life of… (Drive Inns) Food Network show, the owner’s last name was Gusukuma. I’m gonna’ have to try that! In college I learned that on the mainland, when people say "rice," they're referring to rice that doesn't stick together (eg. My grandfather owned and operated a Diner back then, and while its has long since before I was even born he always made his special orangy like gravy when the family came over for dinner. That’s good stuff!”<<. Even Guy shook his head at the idea of tomato sauce in the brown gravy. Absolutely was da’ best’s’est! Your email address will not be published. Such a yummy sauce! Aside from maybe breakfast stuff. Interestingly, they also put Opae (dried shrimp) and konbu in the pot while making the stock for the gravy. Many folks here rave about it (and it shows in the lines at Rainbows). Ok, despite the mixed reviews, I’m just eggstatic to be greeted with an idea that will be my uh (let’s see it’s not quite 10am)…BRUNCH! » Loco Moco Gravy | We Bring Hawaii To You. You’re right that they are not game for any competition. You could really taste the ginger, which I love in how that compliments the beef. Ahaha so happy someone can share in the mainland-rice-shock understanding ^_^, Yes, no stress! I came face to face with Geoffrey Zakarian at a wedding once and bee lined the other direction out of nervousness. That’s good stuff! Hey, glad to hear about the junk gravy. Tough job, but someone’s gotta’ do it! And to even further my shock, it’s Mike Andrzejewski, the owner of Seabar, where I had the delicious Loco Moco. It used to amaze me that their mac salad was not bad, since it only seemed to have macaroni, mayo, salt and lots of black pepper. This is an inexpensive dish, easy and quick to make and containing only ingredients that are almost always available at home which makes this dish extremely popular. Here’s my plate, and the plate from Seabar. Also, regarding the burgers, they have recently started making their own burgers again. – Rainbow Drive In. Here’s how I did it: 2) Mix ground beef, onion, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.