Loco Moco is a dish native to Hawaiian cuisine. There
are many variations, but the essential loco moco consists of white rice topped
with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy.
Left: Loco moco in Honolulu: two fried
eggs over two hamburger patties, two scoops rice, gravy, macaroni salad
and boiled soba noodles.
Variations may include bacon,
ham, Spam, kalua pork, Portuguese sausage,
teriyaki beef, teriyaki chicken,
mahi-mahi, shrimp, oysters, and other meats.
In keeping with the standards of Japanese Cuisine, rice is used as a staple
starch, finished off with the hamburger, gravy, and fried eggs to create a dish
that does not require the preparation time of
Loco Moco can be found in various forms on many Pacific islands from Hawaii to
Samoa to Guam and Saipan.
Loco Moco is also the name of a Hawaii-based restaurant chain featuring Hawaiian
rice bowl dishes.