You are currently viewing the website in desktop version.

SWITCH TO THE MOBILE VERSION.
close
Back To PenCities

Hawaiian Breakfast

February 20, 2014

Moke’s Bread and Breakfast

The Hawaiians have their own special cuisine – a tropical mix of American-meets-island, with no shortage of Japanese influences (think state foods like ‘poke’ (soy marinated and chopped ahi tuna), ‘saimin’ (soba noodle soup), and ‘loco moco’ (white rice topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy). Though traditionally Hawaii has adapted flavours from Asia, last year it was the Japanese who were treated to a taste of the Pacific Islands when Honolulu’s beloved Moke’s Bread and Breakfast set up shop in Tokyo’s Nakameguro neighbourhood.
 
In hometown Hawaii it’s a family-run diner specialising in pancakes and feel-good food, and the casual café vibe has been applied at the Tokyo branch as well, with simply appointed interiors featuring white banquettes, wooden chairs, and a pastel palette. The all-day breakfast fare has already made a lasting impact on adventurous locals; particularly popular are the ‘Lilikoi’ pancakes, smothered generously in a sauce combining passion fruit purée with cream cheese to smooth perfection. If you prefer something a bit more conventional, there’s an excellent banana pancake as well, or for savoury bites there’s the ‘Moke Nui’, a Hawaiian omelette filled with all the fixings, and ‘spam burger pancakes’ for the daring. As they say in Hawaii – aloha kakahiaka!
 
1-17-8 Kamimeguro / Meguro / +81 3 6451 2400 / 10am-10pm daily / mokeskailua-japan.com

 

BACK TO TOP