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Thursday, April 11, 2013

MAUI- Da Kitchen, Katsu, Loco Moco, Comfort Foods

Da Kitchen is a great local plate lunch restaurant, I love the one in Kahului near the airport, the portions are huge. I try to stop by there when I can to get the chicken katsu plate, complete with lots of panko breaded chicken, rice and macaroni salad.

I'll utilize all the yelpers out there for a picture. So you visitors out there you want we want, hit Da Kitchen, also in the Rainbow Mall in Kihei, lots of local faves including kalua pork.

On the left the chicken katsu on the right the loco moco. Yes this stuff is rich and filled with calories, so if you are in need of putting on some weight Da Kitchen is the place to go. Locals here love rich food, savory food, food that's simple and Da Kitchen offers great food at affordable prices, and the staff is friendly.

What is a loco moco? It is a hamburger steak or a couple or maybe 3 depending on the size, most local cooks season the ground beef with salt and pepper, garlic powder, maybe some minced onions, some include tabasco, worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard even mayonnaise to make the patties (steaks) rich with flavor and juicy. It is seared, plated and topped with 2 eggs any style with lots of brown gravy, 2 scoops of rice and macaroni salad. Loco moco is becoming a huge popular dish among the visitors to the islands, this meal can put you out, make you go into a coma.