Travel Around the World (Without Leaving Hawai‘i) For Breakfast at These 7 Restaurants
From Taiwan’s fan tuan to Mexico’s menudo.
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.
1. Lam’s Kitchen
Pictured here with pork and pi dan (“century” or preserved egg).
$6.75, available all day, 1152 Maunakea St., Suite A, (808) 536-6222
2. Tango Contemporary Café
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
3. Taqueria el Ranchero
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
4. KC Kitchen
Crispy fried dough.
Xian Dou Jian
Savory soy milk.
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
Broiled Salmon Teishoku
- Tofu or natto
- Tamago (egg)
- Miso soup
$28, available 6 to 10:30 a.m., Park Shore Waikīkī, 2586 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 926-5616
- Longanisa (pork and garlic sausage)
- Garlic fried rice
- Atchara (green papaya pickle)
$17, available 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5095 Napilihau St., Suite 115, Nāpili, (808) 856-0225, fondmaui.com
7. Pho to-Chau
Beef broth with rare steak, brisket, tendon and tripe.
$8.99, available all day, 1007 River St., (808) 533-4549