I may have had a whole list of places to eat in Hawaii but because we were so relax and chill, it didn’t bother me if we went to all or none of the restaurants. A mid morning walk around Waikiki sees us coincidentaly walking passed Eggs ‘n Things, a place Maria had highly recommended.
Apparently there’s always a line, and whilst everyone patiently waits for their buzzer to go off, the maitre d’ comes out and entertain customers every 15 or so minutes which is quite a nice gesture. Think of stand up comedy where the comedian puts you on the spot and more or less makes fun of you haha.
A rainbow makes an appearance as we are waiting.. aww!
We get seated in the upstairs balcony area after about a 30 minute wait. The menu was huge so this was going to be a tough decision..
Iced Coffee $3.45 USD
We couldn’t help but start our morning with a refreshing iced coffee topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. They must’ve thought we were kids.. haha
Hawaiian Loco Moco $12.25 USD
Loco moco is a traditional hawaiian dish which usually comprises of rice, a hamburger patty, gravy and eggs. This one is a little more fancier with extra chorizo and onion. It looks like a mess on a plate, but let me tell you it was much more delicious than that. It’s comfort food at it’s best. A little heavy for breakfast I have to say, but you will still lick the plate clean.
Veggie Omelette $11.95 USD
I wanted something relatively light so I opt for a veggie omelette. Eggs weren’t overcooked and it was over loaded with vegetables – probably the cleanest meal I’ve had during the entire USA trip. Until….
A choice between pancakes, rice or potatoes is offered as a side dish with the omelette and I of course go down the pancake route. A huge breakfast in the end which I really wasn’t prepared for.
The pancakes are uniform and all so light and fluffy. I love how that in america there are always complimentary condiments (mainly syrups) to accompany the pancakes. I go for the coconut syrup (made on the island!!) as it was the fitting choice being in Hawaii and it was just out of this world! Sure beats regular maple syrup.. what maple syrup?
We didn’t expect to be over fed at breakfast for such a bargain price. We highly recommend Eggs ‘n Things when making the visit to Waikiki – it’s well worth the wait, and the food is pretty tasty.
Eggs ‘n Things
343 Saratoga Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Later that afternoon we were going to be attending a luau – a Hawaiian hula party/festival with lots of entertainment and food, including a pig that’s been cooking underground for half the day!
When I think of Hawaii, I think of palm trees :)
Lava Flow Cocktail
Fitting name don’t you think? This cocktail is comprised of coconut rum, bananas, pineapple juice, coconut cream and frozen berries. I assure you it is one of the best tasting cocktails out there! And this is coming from a non-drinker :P
There was plenty of entertainment – hula dancing, singing, story telling and much more. The atmosphere was just buzzing and it was incredible to see a little bit more of the Hawaiian culture.
Our buffet feast begins!
You can see the trays of the pulled pork – this was the piggy that the brought out of the ground and grounded up for everyone to see. Safe to say yes it is cooked on the day ;)
There was a little bit of everything on offer. Pork of course, fish, chicken, multiple pasta salads, salsas….
More salads, chicken and taro bread which was so delicious!
I made my very own dessert platter filled with cakes, mousse, jelly and fruit =)
Hawaiian shaka at sunset
What a beautiful experience the luau was. It was a last minute thing but we are so glad we went. It’s a must do if it’s your first time in Hawaii. I think it makes you appreciate the island, the culture and the food just that little bit more :)
alohaaaa *does a hula move*
Paradise Cove Luau
92-1089 Aliinui Dr
Kapolei, HI 96707