Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ken's Housees of Pancakes in Hilo, Hawaii serves up a helluava meal anytime (and not just pancakes!)12-22-13

Our first port after 6 days at seas was Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and we needed a meal ashore so after a helicopter ride over the volcano, we took off for Ken's where the menu is bigger than the island and the service is with many mahalos and smiles. Our server John Nee had worked there for 21 years of Ken's more than 4 decades and the place has such charm, you won't want to leave. The place was laden with tinsel and more for the holiday and many were in Santa hats. We asked John Nee for help and she offered up a ton of ideas and we finally settled on Keiki(kid's) Won Ton Min for Sam, an amazing wonton soup with steamed Chinese "Kai choi" cabbage, egg garnish, fish cake and green onions. Huge for a kid's portion and every dish was a bargain as well. Sam had the blueberry milk shake, and Will had the rich coconut milk shake, while I chose the sweet yummy Iced Thai Coffee.
My Mahi Moco Loco' was rice in a bowl with a yummy Cajun spiced Mahi Mahi topped by two fried eggs and gravy. OMG! This is surfer food without the surfers.
Will chose the Mahi Mahi Sandwich with the same Cajun spiced fish, fries and yummy sauce.
We were stuffed and headed out on an island tour for more fun.....
next island-Maui