Friday, April 14, 2017

L is for LOCO MOCO AT LILIHA BAKERY for #AtoZChallenge

My daily #AtoZ posts combine two concepts in under-300-words per day:
an appealing food choice along with thoughts that spring to mind.
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Let’s take a look at a meal that many have never experienced before. Loco Moco is a starchy carb-filled breakfast food popular in Hawaii. It's certainly not for everyone - but the visual is awesome. The basic Loco Moco consists of a solid clump of white rice covered with a hamburger patty along with a fried egg and topped with a puddle of brown gravy.
The Loco Moco is a culinary example of writing visually to give the reader a vivid image of the setting in your story. First, lay your foundation, a solid clump of white rice. Then spice it up with flavorful details like juicy hamburger and glistening egg yolks. Finally, bring out the wide angle lens - "topped with a puddle of brown gravy" -  so anyone reading the description immediately visualizes that oozing river of tangy flavor!
Simple contrasts are always best.
Next time you're in Hawaii, if you're feeling courageous, or just a little bit crazy, plan to order the Loco Moco at Liliha Bakery. 
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My protagonist, Pepper Bibeau is not much of a meat eater . . . so,
while Rick might join you in ordering the Loco Moco during their stay in Hawaii,
she would probably order a slice of pie!
Mystery and Murder in Paradise
The islands aren't all mai tais and rainbows!


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