Liliha Bakery: Go for the butter roll!
Don’t bother helping me up.
I fell off the healthy food bandwagon since summer started and foresee many more hurdles with the eating healthy thing considering it’s grad party and well…just plain regular partying season for the next month or so.
On a recent trip out for dinner, we went to a local fave – Liliha Bakery. When I say Liliha Bakery, I’m sure most people think of their famous coco puffs. Or for those who venture to sit at the counter maybe the hotcakes are what you drool over. But me, I dream about biting into the perfect Liliha Bakery butter roll.
Yes, the butter roll. And I’m not talking about the one you get tossed into your little bakery box up front. I’m talking about the beautiful, elusive butter roll that’s slathered with butter and grilled to perfection by those expert cooks in front of the counter.
Crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. With just a hint of florescent pinkish/reddish jelly, there has never (in my opinion) been a bakery item more lovely.
However, while I could have a mountain of butter rolls for dinner, I typically get it with a country style omelet. If you would like to recreate my usual order it goes like this: country style, Portuguese sausage, with everything, rice and butter roll.
You really need to rattle your order off like that. If not, you may miss your chance at butter roll happiness. You see, on the menu it says you can have rice and either white, brown, raisin, or cinnamon toast. Butter roll is not listed anywhere as an option with my favorite breakfast (eaten as dinner) dishes. But if you just say “rice and butter roll” you’ll be all set.
There’s actually a trick to ordering the loco moco as well. If you have a normal level of hungriness, just order the usual loco moco. If you are really hungry, you can get the bigger loco moco (that doesn’t exist on the menu). To do this, you need to order the hamburger steak with a side order of two eggs. This way you get to have a bigger hamburger patty – in case you were worried that the eggs, gravy, rice, potato salad, and butter roll wouldn’t fill you up.
The hungry version loco moco…
So what’s your favorite “who cares what the calories are” local bakery item?
Address: 515 N. Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 531-1651
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, Tuesday 6:00 am to Sunday 8:00 pm