I just returned from Ken’s for breakfast in Hilo, Hawaii. It’s an old school diner open 24 hours that is popular with both tourists and locals. The trick is to get there early. Yesterday, the line was out the door at 9am. Today at 7am, there wasn’t a wait. The menu is massive so you can pretty much get anything you want including local dishes. My buddy Nathan ordered the number one local favorite of “Saimin”. Saimin is noodles in a shrimp broth with a teriyaki chicken stick, char siu pork, egg garnish, fish cake and green onions ($7.95). I ordered Portuguese sausage and eggs that came with two eggs and a choice of rice or hash browns and buttermilk pancakes or toast ($9.35). I went with the pancakes so I could try all of Ken’s “Kokonut”, Guava and Passion syrups. For more info see KensHouseOfPancakes-HiloHi.com.