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Cafe 100 in Hilo (808 Kilauea Ave.), is the birthplace of this all-in-one, nutritionists’ nightmare, local favorite!  The classic loco-moco is a bowl of rice, an egg fried over-easy, one hamburger patty, all smothered, generously in brown gravy.  (You can feel your arteries harden with each delicious bite.)

Cafe 100 is a must-stop for my family whenever we’re in Hilo…the variations on the theme seem to be endless.  While I love the original, classic loco-moco, I also enjoy the Spam loco-moco and the Portuguese-sausage loco-moco.

On the other end of the island, in Waimea, is the Hawaiian Style Cafe (64-1290 Kawaihae Rd.), which is credited for what might just be the biggest loco-moco  using a 1-pound hamburger patty!  While the following video runs 22 minutes, the Hawaiian Style Cafe is covered within the first 4 1/2 minutes…although, you might want to watch the rest of the video as well.

Of course, today, there are various renditions on this Hawaii favorite at many restaurants throughout the state.  I’d be curious to know which and from where,  is your favorite?

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