Continuing on my culinary adventures through Maui I landed one morning at a cozy little spot called The Gazebo. My sister, who used to live on the island, told me how delicious the breakfast was here, so I was looking forward to sitting down at this ocean front gem. Apparently we weren’t the only ones who had this spot in mind as there was a long line spiraling out of the entrance. Fortunately we were seated relatively quick and began ordering like people who were serious about their food. Pam (my sis) wouldn’t stop going on and on about the plate of fried rice she loved here and I know she was thinking I was nuts when I said “I don’t really care for fried rice.” Man alive did I have to eat my words! She ordered up a half-plate of the dish she so feverishly hyped up (shown above) and I was in awe. I thought the plate was absolutely inviting and when I dug in, I knew I’d keep coming back for more.
Most of the time I like my breakfast to be very simple, so I ordered up a classic dish of two eggs over easy which was accompanied by Portuguese sausage and two scoops of rice. The toast didn’t do anything for me, so it was banished to another plate. I placed my eggs atop the rice and thoroughly enjoyed meticulously puncturing each one so that their insides would ooze all over my white mounds. Combined with the salty sausage, I was sitting pretty with my savory breakfast. I’m starting to think more of my morning meals should be paired with white rice!
Also ordered for the table was a plate of macadamia nut pancakes, topped with fresh cream. We drizzled a little pineapple syrup on top, as if it wasn’t already sweet enough, and dug right in. If you’re into pancakes, you’d enjoy these fluffy treats. Sweets aren’t at the top of my wishlist but I’m glad I got to have a taste of these as I spied them on almost every table under The Gazebo.
5315 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI 96761