If you are thinking I’m going to talk about eggs or maybe even coffee, you would be wrong. Today I’m going to talk about pancakes.
For the record, I don’t think I’ve ever met a pancake that I didn’t like. But, OMG, Hawaiian pancakes are just absofuckinglutely amazing.
You might say that it’s just the scenery. And I can’t argue, the views are spectacular–and we did make it a point to visit as many restaurants with an ocean view as possible.
But no, you would be wrong. What makes them so scrumptious are macadamia nuts + coconut syrup.
That’s right, macadamia nuts and coconut syrup.
Like these that we got on the Big Island at Island Lava Java in Kailua-Kona. The pancakes were light and fluffy and the macadamia nuts and bananas and coconut syrup just made them sing!
But ever so slightly better are the Macadamia Pancakes at Eggs ‘N Things in Honolulu. The macadamia nuts are cooked into the pancakes, which make them taste even creamier. Apparently they were so good that we totally didn’t get a picture of them! But I don’t want to leave you hanging, so I went to their website and pulled this picture.
You would think (I thought) that the coconut syrup would be too sweet and cloying, but it wasn’t. However, you do have to like coconut. If not, both places offered a variety of fruit syrups, which we also tried and liked. We just thought the macadamia + coconut combo worked the best together, which then led to a hunt for the perfect coconut syrup to bring back stateside…
If you asked me, I don’t think I could actually choose which breakfast spot I preferred. They were both delicious and thankfully, they are on different islands (Oahu and Hawaii), so I don’t actually have to choose!! 😉