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November 17, 2014

I Love Country Cafe Introduces Line of Baked Goods

I Love Country Cafe, a local eatery with several locations around Oahu, recently introduced a line of freshly baked goods with Asian and European influences.

"Growing up around pastry and experiencing a variety of flavors traveling throughout Europe and Asia inspired me to create my own baked items...I truly believe that they will translate well whether you are from Hawaii or Asia," says co-owner Millie Chan.

I was fortunate to attend an event in which I was able to sample some of the baked goods, as well as meet Millie Chan and her daughter Elizabeth, for whom the restaurant was inspired by.  With a mission to focus on fresh, healthy ingredients - foods that they wanted their daughter to grow up on, Millie and her husband, Richard, founded I Love Country Cafe in 1987.

Millie and Elizabeth Chan

I went to the Windward Mall location last year and tried their Grilled Mochiko Chicken, which was very delicious, so I was eager to try out the new baked goods, which are baked using wild yeast versus dry active yeast.  The end result is fresh and tasty breads, rolls, and other specialties.

Hokkaido Bread Char Siu Baked Manapua

Hawaiian Sweet Raisin Bread

Coconut Bun

Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Focaccia

Hokkaido Custard Bun

Roast Turkey Sliders with Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Corn & Ham Bun

My favorite items included the Kalua Pork Sliders (the Pineapple BBQ Sauce gave it a nice sweet and tangy flavor), the Hokkaido Bread Char Siu Baked Manapua (such soft bread surrounded the flavorful char siu), and the Sweet Corn and Ham Bun (I liked the combination of the sweet corn and ham).

Millie's love for her daughter, her extended "family" (her staff calls her mommy!), and her customers is not only reflected in the heart symbols in the I Love Country Cafe Logo, but it is also reflected in the service and food.

And that kind of passion translates well no matter where you are from.
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I Love Country Cafe
885 Queen St
Honolulu, HI
(808) 596-8108

Visit I Love Country Cafe for information on their menus and other locations.

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