Looking for fresh farm eggs on Oahu? Head to OK Poultry in Waimanalo. OK Poultry is a local egg farm with super delicious eggs. White eggs, brown eggs, and in all different sizes! These eggs are fresh and fairly priced. Here's what you need to know before visiting ^_^
Looking for fresh farm eggs on Oahu? Look no further!
OK Poultry has been around for many years and it is our favorite place for fresh eggs. We love these local eggs so much that we leave home at 6:30am to make the drive out to Waimanalo. You must arrive to the egg farm early because they always sell out.
These eggs are delicious and have gorgeous golden orange yolks. So incredibly fresh! We love them scrambled, fried, poached, boiled, steamed, and especially for making Tamago Kake Gohan and Soy Cured Egg Yolks.
Visiting OK Poultry.
OK Poultry is located in Waimanalo on the island Oahu. It's about a 45 minute drive from town with no traffic, so plan ahead. We make special trips just to pick up a tray (or multiple trays) of their eggs.
You purchase the eggs directly from the actual farm. Look for the "OK Poultry" sign on Kakaina Street.
Park in any of the open stall spaces and walk into the covered structure. Depending on what time you arrive they may have many varieties of eggs, or just one type.
We went around 9am on a recent Saturday and they only had trays of medium size white eggs left. We were grateful to buy any eggs they had available!
They also have wonderful brown eggs and XS eggs and XL eggs. It would be really neat to try all the different eggs side by side one day. I've always been curious if there is a taste difference between white and brown eggs.
OK Poultry is owned by a local Hawaii family who started the business in 1947 (it was originally called KK Poultry).
In 2015, they sold the farm to a Japanese company from Hokkaido. It was around that time that I started seeing their eggs for sale at Japanese supermarkets.
People always made TKG at home before, but then it because something you would read about in magazines and Tamago Kake Gohan / TKG became a thing.
But then the pandemic came, and the Japanese company needed to sell the business. The original family bought back the business and now the eggs are even more delicious than ever before. KITV4 has a great article about this.
How To Wash Fresh Eggs
Wash fresh eggs under running lukewarm water (not cold water). This is the best way to get any potential dirt or bacteria off fresh eggs (though all eggs we've purchased from here have been very clean).
Be gentle and use your hands to wash the eggs. Do no use soap or anything aside from water. Wash for about 15-20 seconds and pat dry.
What To Make With Eggs
The options are truly endless when it comes to eggs. Since these are super fresh eggs, my favorite thing to make is Tamago Kake Gohan (aka TKG).
It's a beautiful 3 ingredient dish. Since they egg is eaten nearly raw, you want the freshest eggs possible. I make this almost daily for breakfast when we get a tray of fresh eggs. It takes less than 5 minutes and there's no cooking involved ^_^
Other egg-centric dishes that we love to make:
Soy Cured Egg Yolks - super delicious with rice.
Natto Egg Toast - a must, especially if you are natto lover!
Egg Tofu - a popular savory tofu dish made from soy milk and eggs
Chinese Steamed Egg - soothing and comforting.
Chive and Egg Stir Fry - simple, fresh, and healthy.
Cha Trung (Vietnamese Egg Meatloaf) - a family favorite.
Pocket Eggs - great topping for any noodle dish. Or just eat with a big bowl of hot rice!
Chinese Tea Eggs - who doesn't love tea eggs ^_^
Soy Sauce (Shoyu) Eggs - very popular. Can be used in many other dishes.
Spam, Eggs, and Rice - a classic local Hawaii breakfast!
OK Poultry: Insider Tips
Here are a few useful tips to know before you go:
Go early as possible. They're open to 12pm, but often sell out far before then. We once went on a Wednesday at 10am and they were completely sold out. We try to get there at 8am to be on the safe side.
Bring a cooler.
If you're coming from town, Waimanalo is a far drive, especially if there is traffic. Since we're going all that way, we like to make a full morning of it and stop by other food places, shops, and beaches that we love. This means the eggs might be sitting in the car for a few hours so bring a cooler to keep the cool and fresh.
OK Poultry: Info
INFO: OK Poultry | 41-656 Kakaina St, Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795 | 808-259-7832 | instagram.com/okpoultry
PRICE: $15 for a tray of 30 white eggs, medium size.
HOURS: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 7:30am-12pm.