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Jun 5, 2009 09:41 PM

Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Haupia Cream Sauce

Big City diner has added Macadamia Nut Pancakes to it's menu. They are topped with a haupia (coconut pudding) cream sauce that is really good, not too thick, not too sweet. Of course you can order them without the sauce, or on the side if you are curious. And yes, maple syrup is available. The pancakes are big, a short stack was plenty for me.

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  1. Better, worse or on par with boots & kimos?...

      1. Still have not made it to Big City, but this sounds like a good reason to remedy that.

        To follow along with a few other replies, can you compare to the Gazebo in Kapalua, Maui? [Grin]



        1. the pancakes are good, themselves maybe not on a par with the best of the old eggs 'n things (but then I remember when they were on ena road - and were really really good), but then the last few times I was at eggs 'n things (before they recently closed/reopened) the pancakes were not what they should have been. I have not been since they re-opened. Big City Pancakes are LARGE, and more than acceptable. The nuts are a topping, not mixed into the batter, some people feel strongly about this, for me it doesn't make much difference. I don't know of any place that has the haupia cream sauce.

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          1. re: KaimukiMan

            I do feel strongly about macs mixed in the batter, as opposed to a topping (that's why I love Eggs 'n Things), so that's good to know. The haupia cream sauce sounds good enough, though, that I may have to try it.

            I have to say, when I tried Boots & Kimo, I was underwhelmed. The mac sauce wasn't as good as I was expecting, and the pancakes were flabby. People rave about it so much I feel like I should give them a second chance, but it's a long trip from Waikiki to Kailua on the bus ...