Monday, October 4, 2010

Loco for Loco Moco!

Every once in a while, this dish pops into my head and I must have it right away.

I’ll admit. This is somewhat of a strange combination. Trust me on this though, it’s awesome!

Loco Moco is a native Hawaiian dish. It is rice, topped with a hamburger patty, topped with a fried egg and typically drizzled with some sort of sauce or gravy. My boyfriend had seen the recipe on a Food Network, so he had to try it when we visited Hawaii over Christmas!

The dish we had was topped with a sauce very similar to teriyaki sauce, so that’s what I do when I make it on my own.

Loco Moco!



4 hamburger patties

4 eggs

4 servings of rice – I used brown rice. Basmati or sticky rice would be delicious as well.

2 tbsp teriyaki sauce



1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

1/8 cup water

1 tbsp sesame oil

A few splashes of fish sauce


Prepare rice according to package directions.  While rice is cooking, place the hamburger patties in the oven on a baking tray – frying them will work fine, I just didn’t feel like cleaning another frying pan! ;)  After flipping the hamburgers, brush hamburger patties with 1/2 tbsp of teriyaki sauce.

Add all of the sauce ingredient in a bowl and whisk together.

As the hamburgers finish cooking, fry 4 eggs over easy. The best part of this dish is the combination of the runny yolk with the hamburger and teriyaki sauce, so make sure to leave the egg runny.

Assemble the dish with rice of the bottom, hamburger, egg and top with the sauce. I added some sesame seeds for garnish

Serves 4




  1. I have recently discovered the whole fried egg on a burger thing and I am in love. I love getting it on a toasted bun, but I think the rice could be a good change of pace.

  2. Hi Rachele! You can make your own teriyaki sauce too! It's real easy... Here's one recipe I've used, but you can up the mirin and sugar if you like it sweeter:

  3. As many times as I've been to Hawaii, I've still never tried a loco moco! It does look good though...I need to try it. Like you said, the runny egg in this sounds great!