January 5, 2013
Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck, Wahiawa HI
Garlic Butter Shrimp
Despite the storm, we managed to find the Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck. Coming from Philly, where food trucks are the most popular, I really love and appreciate an old, run-down truck serving up the best fast food around. The concierge at Ilikai told us specifically to go to this truck and not any others. After passing by a few, we finally found it, and boy was it ugly! The truck was old and had heavy graffiti. The tarp overhead at the dining area with picnic benches was also cheap and had definitely seen better days. There were so many customers, though, because the food was amazing.
We ordered the most traditional – the Garlic Butter Shrimp. For $11, you get ten large, fresh shrimp. It was pan-fried in a lot of aromatic and greasy garlic butter. The shrimp was so flavourful and tender inside. I was not a fan of the macaroni salad as it was kind of bland. It also came with some rice, the two sides very typical of Hawaiian cuisine. The shrimp alone were outstanding, though. A north shore classic, do not miss your chance to indulge in fresh shrimp!