The Tiki Terrace proudly serves one of Hawaii's most classic dishes- loco moco. To those who speak Spanish, this seems super funny..... loco meaning crazy, and moco meaning buger. Yup, that's right....Hawaii serves up one mean dish of crazy burgers. Don't believe me? Check it out here on our menu. Hey, we even cater it by the tray here. So what is the deal with this dish and the name? So check it out, loco moco is simple and delicious. Start with a huge bed of white rice, then top with grilled beef patties, cover with fried eggs and smother (and I mean smother) with gravy! Aloooooha loco moco!
So let's get to the name- to explain the name, we give a short history lesson. First reports of loco moco came from 1949 in Hilo, Hawaii. Young, broke surfers needed something cheap, big and loaded with carbs. A request for rice, beef and gravy was given to Nancy Inouney of the Lincoln grill restaurant (the egg came later down the road). The youngsters named this dish after one of their buddies George Okimoto, who's nickname was "crazy". George Takahashi, a student at Hilo High school, was studying Spanish at the time and inserted loco into all this. The word moco was added because it rhymes with loco!