Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Loco Moco...Zippy's style
I have another post to write, about last week, but that will have to come later because I just had a delicious lunch of the returned Zippy's chili loco moco. For those of you who don't know what Zippy's is, it is a local chain diner that has a cult following (including me) of their incredible chili. It is not hot and spicy like a proper Texan chili (or so I'm told) but is sweet and sinful with pieces of portuguese sausage mixed in to the meat sauce. Now a loco moco is rice, a hamburger patty, egg, and gravy all stacked up in a bowl and is the local comfort food. I must not be very local because the last time I had one was over 3 yrs ago. But I have good reason...the last one i had was from L & L and had not one, but two hairs in it...DISGUSTING!
Anyways...this meal was tweaked (and improved) by zippys to where the gravy was replaced by their oh-so-good chili and a layer of "secret sauce" (the mac salad sauce) covered the rice. MMM My fiance and I split one and we were satisfied...so it was pretty big. The patty didn't have much flavor but thesweet chili and salty "sauce" added enough flavor and the different textures of rice, sunny side up egg, and chili with beans were perfect.
Let's just say I have a happy little bulge in my tummy right now. Too badI have to work, otherwise I'd slip into a long food-coma. :)
*Thanks to food blogger "The Tasty Island" for pictures...I didn't have my camera on me*