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Good Eats: Roy’s Kaanapali Breakfast

Craving a delicious and hearty breakfast? It may surprise you to hear that Roy’s Kaanapali, located overlooking the 18th Hole of the Kaanapali Golf Course, serves an impressive yet tranquil breakfast. Typically, when you think of Roy Yamaguchi’s classic cuisine memories of dinner items including Miso Butterfish, Baby Back Ribs and Hibachi Salmon come to mind… But with all those delights making my mouth water the secret is about to be out about their delicious and decadent breakfast menu too.

Served daily 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m., this breakfast composition has a diverse combination of local favorites, enhanced with elevated ingredients and an impressive selection of savory and some sweet items. I dined with a small group of global foodies and we all ordered something different, so we could taste as much as we could.

Avocado Toast $16

The Avocado Toast is slightly off-canter from the original ideation where you usually have a nice thick piece of toasted bread slathered with mounds of avocado, this was traditional toast, lightly brushed with avocado and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, then topped with a lomi tomato relish. Honestly, this was just a side note for me, but there were a few others who loved this dish and enjoyed the side of sous vide eggs it came with, which makes it a complete meal that’s not too overbearing.

French Toast $15

The classic take on French Toast was composed of iconically brilliant yellow Hawaiian Sweet Bread and topped with fresh (berries) strawberries, blueberries and dusted with powdered sugar. The toast was cooked perfectly and this simple preparation didn’t need anything else to enhance the characteristics that make it a classic combo = french toast. Well done and would be great for the keiki or a simple sweet bread craving.

Crab Cake Benedict $24

Served with a heaping order of crunchy O’brien potatoes and tender local asparagus, the Crab Cake Benedict was decadent. The hollandaise was precise and the benedict itself a wonderful combination of salty crab, wilted spinach and a bit of texture from the meaty crab cake and tasted english muffin.

Kalua Pork Skillet

Another decadent item incorporates juicy kalua pork with fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and eggs. Sizzling hot the Kalua Pork Skillet is powerful in flavor combinations and beholds elements of fresh farm ingredients, is also very filling and great portion size. This would be perfect to share and with a side of white or brown rice.

Yama Mama Meatloaf Loco Moco

A crowd favorite and one that the locals will deem crave-worthy is the Meatloaf Loco Moco: dreenched in shiitake mushroom gravy, comforting fork tender meatloaf and perfectly cooked eggs. Hawaiian-style steamed white rice and the combination of the creamy, savory, meaty and buttery make this one of the best loco moco’s ever tasted.

With full stomachs and happy mouths we set off to walk the beach and enjoy the rest of the day. I didn’t know this breakfast spot would be so delicious and have so many elements that would make me feel right at home. Check it out sometime, you’ll leave with a smile on your face.




About Olena Heu

Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University. An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.

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