Loco moco is a dish that can be only be found in one place Hawaii! …well 2 places my home also. Just like poi it’s only local to the islands of Hawaii.
Loco moco is a simple dish of a juicy burger on top of rice with beef gravy and then topped with a fried egg and onions or scallion are also added.
The dish seems to have been invented in the late 40’s in a dinner where some local kids had little money and wanted some else besides a sandwich.
So the owner came up with this dish of a burger with gravy over rice (the egg came later) and the kids liked it!
One kid said it was crazy the other kid who took a Spanish class said let’s call loco which is crazy In Spanish. And some added moco because it rhymed and so the legend goes of loco moco.