As you all know, I like to support mom and pop businesses and when I came to Breach Crumb Ohana Cafe with Priscilla of She’s Cookin’ for breakfast one morning, I knew that even if the food didn’t blow me away, I would walk away feeling some sort of endearment in my heart.
Bread Crumb Ohana Cafe has been serving customers since 1983, not always at this location, but always in Huntington Beach and always, a family-run business. I am always skeptical whenever I go to some restaurant which touts itself as a Hawaiian place because having lived in Hawaii, I know that although the sentiment is there, the quality of the food or that aloha spirit isn’t always there.
Priscilla has been here before, many times actually. She introduces me to the owner’s son who now runs the joint. She remembers him as a teenager and now, he has a family of his own. He tells me a little bit about his story and how his family is actually from the islands and the food is always created from the heart.
I peruse the menu and Loco Moco ($10.95) immediately caught my eye. Loco Moco is one of those things which can either be very tasty or just plain nasty and trust me I’ve had my share of nasty Loco Moco. I tend to stay away from Loco Moco when I’m on the mainland, but after hearing that these folks are actually from the islands, I decide to order it.
Now, I’ve had my share of loco moco and it’s all in the gravy. I don’t like mine too thick or with too much flour so it becomes a light brown color. I like mine brown, dark brown! The darker the better and they do it right at this place!
Although you have your choice of hamburger, spam or Portuguese sausage there was no way I could ever away from the traditional style, and that’s with hamburger! White rice, hamburger, poached eggs and everything drowning with brown gravy! BLISS!
Priscilla’s Island Special ($7.95) was a big portion of scrambled eggs with green peppers, avocado, mushroom and cheese, served with hash browns and toast. It’s only $2 more to add sausage, chicken, bacon or ham to your order.
Everything’s delicious and what impresses me the most is the array of chili/hot sauces they have available. Notice the range from Sriracha to Tapatio to Tabasco.
I’ll be back again for some more Loco Moco when the craving hits, or when I’m wanting to feel a little bit of that island hospitality they so easily dish out here.