Travel Channel’s ‘Man v. Food’ host Adam Richman poses with some fans on Waikiki beach (photo courtesy of The Travel Channel)
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The Travel Channel
What is Travel Channel’s Man v. Food?
Host Adam Richman sets out to travel the country in search of the best places to do some serious indulging. Adam’s quest brings him to some of the greatest traditional food the nation can serve up, and he takes on some epic food challenges along the way. Watch the series to find out who wins when Man takes on Food.
Adam’s first stop is Hukilau Cafe, which has delicious burger creations that are ‘worth crossing the Pacific for’. Their Hukilau Burger includes a beef patty, fried egg, grilled onions, and a piece of teriyaki beef. As Adam says, ‘Nothing goes better with beef than beef’. Their other special is the Loco Moco: 2 beef patties over rice, topped with 2 fried eggs and then drenched with brown gravy. This dish is so popular, it’s eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Next up is Helena’s Hawaiian Food. This place serves up authentic Hawaiian food using recipes that have remained all in the family. What’s amazing is none of these recipes are written down. The head chef (grandson of the original owner) just adjusts the flavor of his dishes by taste! Here Adam tries the kalua pig and pipikaula short ribs. YUM!
The main challenge, according to Adam, is “the doughiest I’ve ever faced”. He heads to MAC 24-7 to take on the Mac Daddy Pancake Challenge: 3 pancakes, 14 inches wide, weighing 4 pounds, covered in toppings that must be downed in less than 90 minutes. Adam chooses blueberries and vanilla cream for his toppings, which I think is pretty smart given his other options were chocolate, nuts, coconut and pineapple. Will the New York Daddy Mac be able to finish the Honolulu Mac Daddy? You’ll have to watch to see!
Tune-in tomorrow (Wednesday), September 9th at 10 E/P (7pm HST; repeats again at 8pm HST). Here’s a preview video of the pancake challenge…
Also check out our Honolulu slideshow from Adam’s shoot.
Adam Richman (on the right in the brown and white Aloha shirt and sunglasses) partakes in a Hawaiian feast at Helena’s (photo courtesy of The Travel Channel)
What? Man v. Food television program
What channel? The Travel Channel – Oceanic standard cable channel 58, digital channel 325
When? Wednesday, September 9, 2009 debut episode at 7pm HST; repeats again at 8pm HST
What will it feature? Host Adam Richman visits several eateries on Oahu, including Hukilau Cafe in Laie, Helena’s Hawaiian Food in Kalihi and Mac 24-7 in Waikiki, where he takes on the “Mac Daddy Pancake Challenge”.
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