No. 67: Bacon Fried Rice at The Loft Hawaiian
Anne Marie Panoringan
Welcome to the Weekly's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2011! Tune in every day until we get to número uno! Now, on to the latest entry.
Before folks began to praise the Lard, bacon was a staple for breakfast. Chewy or crisp, Canadian or candied, more versatile than its sausage sibling. This little piggy can stand its own in a BLT, or garnish an already hearty chef salad. While bacon is one of only four ingredients in today's dish, it makes all the difference.
Hawaiian food is comfort food, no doubt about it. The combination of meat, rice and sauce is synonymous with Aloha cuisine. Oh, and don't forget that scoop of mac salad! While spam musubi made an appearance earlier in the countdown, we revisit the islands for a more super-sized craving.
Portioned to feed a family of six (or one ravenous Weekly food blogger), it's pure
gluttony indulgence. Nothing complex nor unusual about bacon fried rice. Your tummy gets filled with slivered scallions, soy, starchy white grains, and that bacony good stuff. You can have it for any meal, or with any meal.
For finally opening a locale south of Huntington Beach in Mitsua Marketplace, all we have to say is, "Mahalo!". This old school flavor isn't leaving the mainland anytime soon.
Click here for our 100 faves from 2010! The list so far this time around:
No. 68: Charcuterie and Cheese at SideDoor
No. 69: Burger (With Duck Confit) at Watermarc
No. 70: Korokke Pan at Cream Pan
No. 71: Chorizo and Quail Egg on Toast at Sol del Sur
No. 72: Fried Brussels Sprouts at 320 Main
No. 73: G-Style Fries at G Burger
No. 74: Fried Cuttlefish at Benley
No. 75: Roti at Bangok Taste
No. 76: Wet Burrito at 301 Cafe
No. 77: Pork Curry at Miyabi-Tei
No. 78: Bánh Tieu at Bánh Mì So 1
No. 79: Any Sandwich at the Crosby
No. 80: Fish Pho at Pho Vinh Ky II
No. 81: Quesadilla Chilanga at Alebrije's Grill
No. 82: Lobster Roll at Lobsta Truck
No. 83: Nem Nuong Cuon at Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa
No. 84: Wild Boar Balinese Sausage at Valhalla Table
No. 85: Comida Corrida at Taquería La Raza
No. 86: Breakfast Burrito at Troy's Drive-In
No. 87: Mandoo at L&M Liquor and Deli
No. 88: Chicago Dog at Chicago Harv's
No. 89: Sweet Potato Tater Tots at Pee Wee's Famous
No. 90: Kaya-Stuffed French Toast at Chomp Chomp
No. 91: Egg Breakfast at Rick's Atomic Kitchen
No. 92: Sticky Rice With Chicken at Quan Hy
No. 93: Beef Koobideh at Hen House Grill
No. 94: $5 Fish Bento at Bentoss
No. 95: Milanesa Sandwich at Piaggio's Gourmet on Wheels
No. 96: Samurai Burrito at Wafu of Japan
No. 97: Carnitas Gordita at Bodega R Ranch Market
No. 98: Spam Musubi at k'ya Street Fare
No. 99: Tortilla Andorra at Anepalco's
No. 100: Lemongrass Chicken, Extra Spicy at Vietnam's Pearl
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