Big Flavors to Fill Up On at BCD

Columns Surf and Turf

September 8, 2013

Story By: Steve Murray | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

I love a good breakfast — a few eggs, perhaps some pancakes and some type of protein, and you’re good to go. However, if you don’t feel like making it yourself, Big City Diner is a tasty option. With dishes such as Boneless Korean Kalbi Steak and Eggs ($13.99), BCD is one of my favorite breakfast spots.

Kalbi Steak is marinated in the establishment’s “secret” Korean sauce, and served with two farm fresh Ka Lei eggs and a choice of white or brown rice, hash browns or Paniolo Potatoes. For an extra $1.99, you can add kimchee fried rice to your meal. The Korean steak is tender, sweet and tangy, and the fried rice is simply outstanding, as it’s mixed with onions, herbs, sausage and kimchee. The rice is moist, full of flavor and just mildly spicy.

If you stop by the restaurant for lunch or dinner, Grilled Tequila Chicken and Portobello Mushroom Stack is another carnivorous option. Priced at $12.99 for lunch and $15.99 for dinner, the herb-marinated chicken breast is topped with a tequila cream sauce, grilled portobello mushrooms and Monterrey Jack cheese, and the entree is served on a bed of fresh sauteed spinach.

New to the menu is the $10.99 Week Day Specials, a combination of dishes that rotate on a six-week basis. This week’s options are Parmesan Chicken Salad, Chicken Pesto with Roasted Garlic Toast and Grilled Asian Fish Oriental, a dish owner Lane Muraoka says customers have noted in their planners. No wonder. The fish is excellent. Served with baby bok choy and a Chinese sauce, it is light and delicious.

Also new, starting tomorrow, is Bacon Jalapeno Fried Rice ($7.99 or $9.99 with two fresh Ka Lei eggs). Made with honey-cured bacon, fresh jalapeno, eggs, and sweet and green onions, it could be Big City Diner’s next big thing. And the staff would like your opinion. Your input will help BCD refine the dish.

It’s always a good time at Big City Diner!

Big City Diner

Ward Centers
1060 Auahi St, Spc 4, Honolulu
Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Late-night happy hour: Sunday-Thursday, 9 p.m.-closing; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-closing.

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