I’m very sorry guys, I just had to do this again. I woke up this morning craving for a loco moco, not just any loco moco… it had to be a Blane’s loco moco. I’ve featured their loco bowl in the past at the Industrial location, but this time I got the loco plate at the Downtown location.
I was thinking of getting a mix plate with katsu for sake of variety, but I could not deny my loco moco craving (sorry kelly!). There must be something in the gravy that makes it addicting.
The plate ($6.25) is a double loco moco with mac salad and miso soup. It’s a small price to pay for a happy stomach all day long.
All of their take-out plates are served this way, with a styrofoam cup of miso soup anchored to the top of the plate with a thin rubber band. Brilliant idea, I think! The miso soup looks like it could fall easily, but the rubber band actually does support it fairly well and can withstand the bumps and turns on the seat of my car.
And without further ado, here it is in all it’s gravy glory!
*gives you a few minutes to stare and drool*
Here’s the miso soup.
And one more closeup.
This loco may be even a little better than the Industrial location, based on this experience. Or maybe it was because I was craving it so much?
In any case, the loco moco plate is just amazing. The two burgers were very tender and had a great taste; gravy was plentiful and soothing to the soul; eggs were well cooked; mac salad was good and mayonaissey, which went really well eaten with the loco moco.. and the miso soup was nice for in between bites.
I’m so happy right now.
Blane’s Drive Inn
217 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Menu Hotline: (808) 969-6677, Phone: 969-9494