Old Favorites, New Classics at Eggs ‘n ThingsDigest Eat This
January 14, 2012
Story By: Dining Out Team |
The crew at Eggs ‘n Things knows how to put a new spin on an old favorite. The cozy Waikiki hot spot specializes in breakfast classics like pancakes, waffles and crepes. It also covers local cravings with Spam & Eggs and loco mocos galore. And the best part is that you can fulfill your breakfast craving anytime, day or night.
Taking your favorites to the next level, the restaurant spices up classics with new ingredients. As if sweet bread French Toast wasn’t appetizing enough, the eatery offers daily specials of the doughy sensation with playfully delicious toppings. General manager Michael Skedeleski recommends Banana Chocolate Chip French Toast ($12.95), complete with sliced banana, chocolate chips and whipped cream.
In addition to maple, guava and coconut syrup drizzles transform this breakfast into Hawaiian toast. While tourists flock to the eatery to try its award-winning Fresh Ahi Steak and Eggs (market price), the local crowds are drawn to such creative takes on familiar faves as Hawaiian Loco Moco ($11.95). A regular loco moco (tender beef patty on rice, covered with homemade brown gravy and topped with two eggs) explodes with flavor as mushrooms, onion and Portuguese sausage — sauteed to perfection — jazz up the already mouth-watering gravy.
The close-knit staff at Eggs ‘n Things make for a creative cooking team, coming up with exciting new recipes all the time. “At night, we do a lot more experimenting. The cooks play around with all different types of loco mocos,” says Skedeleski. When it comes to the Hawaiian Loco Moco, “we tried this one and people loved it. We put it as a special at night and then eventually it became a regular menu item.”
Another improvisational success, Paniolo Moco ($9.95) features a country-style white gravy in lieu of the traditional sauce. Like the inner circle of regulars who adore this mix of Island and Southern flavors, you’ll have to request this secret dish as it is only available at night and not on the menu.
If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, stop by the newly opened Eggs ‘n Things Waikiki Beach Eggspress for quick and delicious takeout versions of all your favorites. The Kalakaua Avenue location hopes to offer dinner service starting March 1.
Eggs ‘n Things
- 343 Saratoga Road
- Honolulu, HI 96815
- (808) 923-EGGS (3447)
- Open daily
- 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Waikiki Beach Eggspress
- 2464 Kalakaua Avenue
- (808) 923-EGGS (3447)
- Open daily 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.