A basic loco moco consists of white rice, brown gravy, a hamburger patty, and an egg. In Makana's version of this Hawaiian favorite (lunch, $7.95), the gravy is thick with mushrooms, and the fried egg conceals not only the burger patty but caramelized onions, too. Figure in the side of (cold) macaroni salad, and you can almost think of this as a loco moco deluxe. The overall flavor is on the sweeter side; consider pairing it with the sourness of the lilikoi drink, named for a Hawaiian variety of passion fruit.
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