Eggs ‘n ThingsDigest Step Up to the Plate
July 21, 2013
Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
If the idea of pancakes, crepes, omelets and eggs has your mouth watering, then Eggs ‘n Things is a definite go-to hot spot. In case you haven’t noticed, word has spread, and the restaurant’s popularity has drawn in hungry diners from across the globe. With three locations situated throughout Waikiki — one on Saratoga Road, Waikiki Beach Eggspress on Kalakaua Avenue, and the newest eatery on Piikoi Street next to Ala Moana Center — it’s easy to fulfill that breakfast craving any time of the day and night.
However, Eggs ‘n Things’ decadent desserts also take the cake, especially Deep-Fried Banana Split a la Mode. Available after 4 p.m., this end-of-the-meal hurrah is not like the traditional dessert. Instead, it’s a deconstructed banana split without the mess, and ideal for those who would rather pick and choose their toppings.
A mound of homemade whipped cream is piled high on the plate and sprinkled with macadamia nuts that are toasted to perfection and chopped in-house. According to Takahashi, the restaurant goes through 100 to 150 pounds of this good stuff per day.
It wouldn’t be a banana split without a luscious scoop of locally made vanilla bean ice cream. Its, oh, so creamy texture is irresistible. You gotta love it!
Good old Hershey’s chocolate syrup is the perfect condiment for any chocoholic and dessert fanatic. Go ahead and dip a piece of banana in this liquid decadence.
“This dish was a collaboration of all of our managers and some of the kitchen staff,” explains Robby Takahashi, manager of the restaurant’s Piikoi location. “One day we were experimenting with our pancake mix and we decided to deep-fry a banana in the pancake mix. Our staff loved it, so from there we featured it as a special and it received such positive feedback, it then made it onto our regular menu.”
Two fresh, local bananas are dipped and deep-fried in Eggs ‘n Things’ original pancake mix. The pancake mix is derived from an original recipe that dates back to 1974, when Eggs ‘n Things first opened on Ena Road. “We haven’t deviated from this recipe at all. It still offers up the same great taste,” Takahashi says.
Eggs ‘n Things
343 Saratoga Road
Daily, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
451 Piikoi St.
Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight
WAIKIKI BEACH EGGSPRESS
2464 Kalakaua Ave.
Daily, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.