Travel Around the World (Without Leaving Hawai‘i) For Breakfast at These 7 Restaurants

From Taiwan’s fan tuan to Mexico’s menudo.
its 9am somewhere

 

When it comes to breakfast, we are often at our least adventurous—witness the island’s brunch menus hewing largely to a pancake-eggs-bacon theme and the continental breakfast served at hotels. But be bold this morning and let your first meal take you around the globe, from Taiwan’s fan tuan to Mexico’s menudo.

 

global breakfast dishes

 

1. Lam’s Kitchen

Congee

Pictured here with pork and pi dan (“century” or preserved egg).

$6.75, available all day, 1152 Maunakea St., Suite A, (808) 536-6222

 


global breakfast dishes

 

2. Tango Contemporary Café

Plättar

Thin pancakes with a berry compote.

$10.25, available 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 120, (808) 593-7288, tangocafehawaii.com

 


mexican breakfast

 

3. Taqueria el Ranchero

Menudo

Tripe, hominy (dried corn treated with an alkali) and red chile stew.

$12, available 8 to 11 a.m. on weekends, 823 California Ave., Suite A5, Wahiawā, (808) 621-9000, elrancherohawaii.com

 


Taiwanese breakfast

 

4. KC Kitchen

Youtiao

Crispy fried dough.

Xian Dou Jian

Savory soy milk.

Fan Tuan

Youtiao wrapped in sticky rice with rousoung (dried, shredded pork) and za tsai (pickled mustard plant).

$2.75, available all day, 100 N. Beretania St., #173, (808) 538-1151

 


japanese breakfast

 

5. Yoshitsune

Broiled Salmon Teishoku

  • Salmon

  • Tofu or natto

  • Tamago (egg)

  • Pickles

  • Spinach

  • Miso soup

  • Papaya

$28, available 6 to 10:30 a.m., Park Shore Waikīkī, 2586 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 926-5616

 


filipino breakfast

 

6. Fond

Silog Bowl

  • Longanisa (pork and garlic sausage)

  • Garlic fried rice

  • Atchara (green papaya pickle)

  • Egg

$17, available 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5095 Napilihau St., Suite 115, Nāpili, (808) 856-0225, fondmaui.com

 


vietnamese breakfast

 

7. Pho to-Chau

Pho Bo

Beef broth with rare steak, brisket, tendon and tripe.

$8.99, available all day, 1007 River St., (808) 533-4549

 

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