Entries Tagged as 'portuguese sausage'

Poipu Tropical Burgers for Breakfast

October 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments

Shaka Breakfast

Dallas’s mom knocked on our bedroom door early(ish?) the morning of Jordan and Liz’s wedding day and asked if we wanted to go to breakfast. They were going to Poipu Tropical Burgers in the Poipu Shopping Village. The answer was “no!” Dallas and I have never really liked that place and their “tropical” burgers. It’s just meh. They somehow convinced us that the breakfast is good, so we went. And you know what? Not bad. I had the Shaka Breakfast (Crispy grilled Hawaiian kalua pig, pineapple slice, 3 slices of Portuguese sausage, 2 eggs cooked to order. Also comes with rice or hash browns and white or wheat toast). It was good. Everyone seemed pleased with their breakfasts. Maybe we should only come here for a morning meal?

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Cafe 100

March 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Dallas and keep up with a few Hawaii food blogs while we’re on the mainland and I’d heard of Cafe 100 in Hilo on a blog called Big Island Grinds (1, 2, 3). It’s a cheap local spot that’s quick. Just what we were looking for. And it got great reviews on Yelp, which we were reading in the car on the way there. So, we met up with Kilo and Ku’ulei there. I’d met Kilo before at the Kamehameha Schools Class of ’94 reunion, but I’d never met Ku’ulei. She also went to Kamehameha Schools but wasn’t at the reunion. She brought her 8-month-old son, Luka, who was the cutest!

I’ve read online that some think that the loco moco was invented at Cafe 100. Others say it was at Lincoln Grill. Whichever it is, Cafe 100 has to have the most loco moco version: 17! And all priced between $2.49 and $5.25.

When we walked up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. You order at a counter and get your food there. Then it’s all covered outside picnic table-style seating. Lots of old timer regulars, it seemed.

The signs illustrating each of the different kinds of loco moco were adorable.

Just to try something new I got the portugeuse sausage loco. I liked it good enough, but what I really like about loco moco is getting everything in one bite.. breaking up the hamburger and the eggs and mixing them in with the gravy and rice. The portugeuse sausage doesn’t really break up, but it was still good.

Dallas got the super moco, which was made with two eggs, a hamburger patty, spam, portuguese sausage, rice, and potato mac salad. Ku’ulei stayed with the regular loco moco and Kilo got the double loco.

A quick lunch, Kilo had to get back to work and we had to get back on the road, but it was great to see friends while we were on the Big Island.

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Red Dirt Day

July 20th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Waimea Brewing Co.

Flowers at Waimea Brewing Co.

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park

Kathy, Dallas, Caroline

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park


Kathy, Dallas, Rachelle

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park

Waimea Canyon – Koke’e Park

GTE Hawaiian Tel is now Verizon

Looking for the house George & Kathy used to live in – Waimea Canyon


That’s NOT the house

That’s the house

Strawberry Guava

Waimea Canyon

Jo-Jo’s Shave Ice

Jo-Jo’s Shave Ice

Jo-Jo’s Shave Ice

Jo-Jo’s Shave Ice

Jo-Jo’s Shave Ice


Driveway to the house where Dallas grew up

Engraved names in this piece of cement in the driveway

View of Waimea

View of Waimea

Back of the house

Red Dirt everywhere

Caroline, Dallas, Jane, Nancy, Kathy

Grilled Fish

The Winships, from Sweden

Dallas grilling

George & Linda

Bob & Jane

Linda, Nancy, George, Caroline

Ahi & Onions

Dinner in Waimea

Last week Tuesday we spent the whole day on the west side of Kaua’i, in and around Waimea. This is where Dallas lived. In fact, like last year, we were having dinner at the his parents still own, the house where he grew up.

First we had lunch at Waimea Brewing Company. They claim to be the world’s westernmost brewpub. Dallas had been to their restaurant in Seattle when visiting his brother there, but had never been to the original in Waimea. Pretty good food, I didn’t try the beer though.

Next we drove up to Koke’e Park to take in some views of Waimea Canyon. While we were up there we walked down this winding gravel road to see if we could locate a house that Dallas’ parents lived in after they first got married. A little had changed, but the building was still there. After driving down we tried to visit Polihale Beach because I’ve never seen it before, but it was closed “until further notice”. Later on we heard stories of some problems they’re having in the park with “aggressive hippies camped out”. Don’t know if that’s why the beach is closed or not, just a rumor I heard.

Jo Jo’s Shave Ice in Waimea is the best on the island so I had to be sure to stop for that. Dallas and I were inside and we had to pool all of our cash together to buy one $3.50 shave ice. Lucky for me he didn’t want any so I could get the upgrades – cream on top and mac nut ice cream instead of vanilla. Still I didn’t get away without him teasing me that there was only enough money for me to get shave ice, not him. But truthfully he didn’t want any. I guess growing up with the best shave ice shop on the island (or all of Hawaii) at the end of your driveway makes it not such a big deal.

For dinner there were about 25 people. It was great to see everyone one last time before leaving for Honolulu the next day. And the food. There was sooo much food. Between the pupus and the dinner and dessert this is everything I noted we had:

  • Boiled Peanuts
  • Seared Ahi
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Steak
  • Grilled Pork
  • Grilled Ono
  • Grilled Aku
  • Grilled Portuguese Sausage
  • Kauai Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Portuguese Meat
  • Lettuce/Veggie Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • White Rice (always!)
  • Chantilly Cake (is this local?)
  • Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Jello
  • Carrot Cake
  • Coffee Cake

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