Loco moco is a common Hawaiian meal that traditionally consists of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy. It tastes good, so you typically don't question the unappetizing look of the dish or the source of the ingredients.
At Brimmer & Heeltap, the neighborhood bistro in Ballard, their version, the Ramen Loco Moco ($16), tastes and looks epic and the ingredients and sourcing are courtesy of venerable chef Mike Whisenhunt. He starts with wide, housemade noodles swimming in the most flavorful homemade broth and housemade pork sausage cooked to perfection. The piece de resistance is a quickering egg cooked to your request - sunnyside up, natch. This creation was so delicous and lovingly-prepared, we're hoping to feast on it a few more times before it departs the brunch menu.
Brimmer & Heeltap is located at 425 NW Market St and is one of our favorite spots for brunch in Ballard.