Episode 66: We Shook Up This Loco Moco Recipe…
Hello and welcome, welcome, welcome to yet another episode of Kosmo Unfiltered.
As usual, we’ve got the star of the show: Wes, joined by me.
And today’s recipe is one for all the Hawaiians out there. And this is a recipe I was really looking forward to.
So let’s jump straight into it!
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What The Heck Is Loco Moco?
Okay, so for those of you who have never heard of this dish before…
I’m not gonna waste any of your time by getting into the history of it or any of that garbage.
But to cut a long story short, I imagine a Hawaiian guy wanted to make some beef with potatoes, then realized he had no potatoes, so he used rice instead, and then decided to say, ‘F*** it, why not throw an egg on top as well?”
And that’s how it came about.
So yeah, that’s what Loco Moco is. Rice, a patty on top, gravy, and an egg to top it off.
And it is actually really good.
For me, the magic here is all in the gravy.
We made our gravy totally from scratch, with beef stock, soy sauce, mushrooms, onions and corn starch - which I’m not really a fan of.
‘Cos I always noticed that once you broke the corn starch, it would go thick, then back to thin.
So we had our hamburger beef. But that was where the first problem came around. We bought it a day too early.
So we cooked that up, but again, I’m not a huge fan of handmade patty burgers.
And next was the gravy.
And now, I wanted to stick to the authentic Hawaiian version of this recipe… but there was one little problem.
They use ketchup in their version.
And I love ketchup.
But at the end of the day, I don’t think that a traditional Hawaiian dish should have onions and mushrooms in it.
I mean I guess it all depends on whether you want to be cheap with it or not.
But that’s one of the best things about it.
Why Loco Moco is Awesome
I have to say, one of my favorite things about Loco Moco is how cheap it is.
I mean, if I was a student or a young adult just looking to get through life, I would definitely be making this recipe often.
I mean, there is no reason why you couldn’t feed a family of 6 for $15 if you really wanted to.
And it tastes… incredible.
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