Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks – July 10, 2010
Babe Terri was in town this past weekend, and since her job takes her to places exotica – lunch with the Babes is a rare occurrence for her. The Kona Babes love to accommodate a sister, especially when she is not able to commune with the rest of us very often, so a Saturday brunch at Fishhopper’s was decided upon.
I was still dealing with a broken waterline at home, so Carol graciously sent over photos and menu items. Breakfast at the Fish Hopper is served daily, from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Locally idolized and expected specials are featured on the menu for Kona (they have another location in Monterey, where I am certain they do not serve kalua pig and cabbage for breakfast).
It appears that the gals started with a fresh fruit bowl served with strawberry yogurt ($7.95) – and, of course, the perfunctory morning beverages. (whaat- no Kona coffee??)
Terri and Carol both ordered the Hamburger Loco Moco – a concoction (for you non islanders) consisting of a hamburger patty, two eggs and brown gravy served over a scoop of rice. Mei decided on the Ono Loco Moco – fresh ono (wahoo : white meat, not fishy flavored) with the fried eggs and brown gravy. These are all artery blockers for sure, but I would personally kill for fresh ono loco moco, and take aspirin. The Loco Moco’s are priced at $9.95, and will definitely fill you up! Mei, did you use chopsticks? NOTE: Several of the Babes could belong to “Have Chopsticks Will Travel” club whenever we eat out, and I frequently carry a pair of disposables in my purse because I found out that the Italians must have used them to eat pasta – because they really do work better than a fork and pasta spoon.
Tina happily bucked the loco moco trend and dined on a half-order of Eggs Benedict, which was served with roasted potatoes, creamy hollandaise sauce and served on an appropriate fish-shaped plate. A full order is $10.95 and I did not get the cost on a half order, but it has to be much less. The restaurant also offers Benedicts served with either Dungeness Crab or Ono for $12.95.
The girls sipped on spicy Bloody Mary’s ($3.99) and frosty Mimosa’s ($3.99) while enjoying the Kailua Bay view from their perch at the window. This dining experience could easily become a Babes monthly outing!