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Hawaii is known for its lilikoi, and if you haven’t tried the lilikoi pancakes at Moké’s Bread & Breakfast, you’re missing out! HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is at the restaurant’s new location in Kaimuki to get a taste.
In 2004, Chef Moké Warren and his wife Teri opened the original Moké’s Bread & Breakfast in Kailua. “He grew up cooking next to grandma, so a lot of recipes are grandma’s recipes,” says the restaurant’s owner, Keola Warren, Chef Moké’s son. “He always just wanted to cook really good, simple comfort food, so that’s what we focus on.”
Whether you’re visiting Moké’s Bread & Breakfast in Kailua or Kaimuki, put its famous lilikoi pancakes on your must-try list! “It’s our homemade pancakes topped with the fresh lilikoi sauce — lilikoi from the Big Island,” Warren says. The pancakes are his grandmother’s recipe while the secret lilikoi sauce is Chef Moké’s creation. It’s just the right balance of sweet and tart.
If you’re looking for something more savory, you haven’t had a loco moco until you’ve tried the one at Moké’s. “We took the basic principal of loco moco — upgraded it with our house-cut ribeye.” All of the meat is butchered in-house and the gravy is made from scratch. “We really take the time to do the gravy right. It’s a long process, but it makes it taste that much better,” Warren says.
Here’s a tip: If you’re torn on which bread to order as your side of toast, go with the rye. “We’re one of the only places in town that does rye bread from scratch,” says Warren. “All the baking is done in Kailua.” You may also want to supplement your brunch order with a delicious honey butter biscuit — also made from scratch daily in Kailua.
Only available at the Kaimuki restaurant, don’t miss out on the Weekday Wakeup Special! Monday – Friday, get two small pancakes, two strips of bacon, and one egg your way for $7.95. You can even add lilikoi sauce to your pancakes for an extra $2.
Moke’s Bread & Breakfast
1127 11th Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816