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10 Regional Foods You've Never Heard Of


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Loco Moco
This "crazy" breakfast is a staple of the Hawaiian islands.
This "crazy" breakfast is a staple of the Hawaiian islands.
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Hawaii is known for its breathtaking sunsets, miles of beach and killer surf. It's also famous for its Polynesian influenced cuisine, from whole roasted pigs at the luau to poi and poke. One of the lesser-known Hawaiian dishes is called loco moco, a comfort food that can be found in just about any fast food restaurant and diner on the islands. Loco moco is typically absent from the menu in finer restaurants, but it's embraced by the masses. So what exactly is a "crazy" moco? It's a large pile of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg and brown gravy. Variations mix up the brown gravy with white, and how the egg is prepared, but sunny-side up is the most common incarnation.


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