We have a new segment on Sunrise and it's all about food. We have teamed up with Frolic Hawaii. Their contributors are the first to know anything about cuisine whether it's the most delicious find, a new venue or a different venture for a chef. We are calling it the Foodie Fix. The intent is bring you the ono headlines that you crave. The goal is to make you hungry.
This week, Frolic contributor Melissa Chang takes me to Modo Hawaii to try out a new breakfast delight called the waffle mochi donut. It' a twist on the traditional egg-in-a-hole. An unglazed mochi donut sits on a bed of cheddar cheese, a raw egg is dropped in the middle and then covered with two strips of bacon in a waffle iron. The result is a savory breakfast fit for anyone who needs to get their motor running. Add in a cup of coffee and it's only $4.50. Served every day from 7 am until 10 am.
Modo Hawaii is an offshoot of Watanabe Bakery. It specializes in mochi donuts and has all kinds of mouth-watering flavors including cookies'n'cream, black sesame and green matcha. You can find it on the 2nd floor of the International Marketplace in Waikiki. It's in the back of the Mitsuwa store. You should definitely check out Modo Hawaii.
New on the scene is Izakaya Uosan. The chef and manager from Sushi Izakaya Gaku on King Street has moved to his own place in the Blackfeld building on 1221 Kapiolani. Expect an authentic Japanese experience with sushi and sashimi. What makes this place unique are specials like the gohan omelet, a fluffy concoction that sits in a shoyu dashi gravy. Make sure to check out its special stand-up charcoal grill where the chef cooks up moi. For more information on Izakaya Uosan go to http://www.frolichawaii.com/stories/izakaya-uosan-sashimi-slice-japan.
Not skilled in the kitchen? Then watch "Dude, you made that?" with Michael Choe and Kai Kojimoto. They're just two regular millennial guys who are hungry and willing to make things like Doritos Grilled Cheese. If they can do it, so can you. Watch them, trust me it's worth it. http://www.frolichawaii.com/stories/dude-you-made-doritos-grilled-cheese.