Yep, this is the third time this week we’ve dined at Mala Ocean Tavern. This time we came for brunch and the setting and vibe were perfect for a lazy Saturday in paradise. Before leaving the Bay Area, we had checked the 10-day forecast and had braced ourselves for rain on our last two days here. Lo and behold, today we have nothing but sun and clear skies. Woo hoo!
After a lazy morning spent snorkeling at the beach and building sand castles under the direction of a very pitiless taskmaster (5 year-olds are real slave masters), we headed to Mala for some grub. Here’s what we ordered this time:
Fresh Maui Gold pineapple boat with baby coconuts and balsamic vinegar:
Teddy’s Loco Moco: Kobe beef patty, 2 eggs fried over easy, green onion, and mushroom gravy. Fitbomb requested no organic brown rice and the server visibly balked.
Omelette of the day filled with Kula cherry tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese. I asked to sub out the hash browns with a small side salad.
Side of house made lamb sausage:
I found these patties a tad under-seasoned but I’m a salt fiend.
Our favorite side on the island: BRUSSEL SPROUTS!
Mala really is one of favorite spots here in West Maui. We’ll definitely return – maybe one last time tomorrow for brunch!0