Sunday, August 1, 2010

North Shore Shrimp Trucks

"North Shore" of Oahu along Kamehameha Highway, Shrimp Trucks, (which may have been the pioneering idea for Los Angeles food trucks), can be seen in front of reservoirs that are home to farm raised Shrimp.

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Fumi's Shrimp truck is closest to Turtle Beach, a location that is a must see for anyone who would like to experience a Hawaiian beach.  The waves were powerful, water clear enough to see one's toes from the surface, and surfers cruising the waves out in the break.  We stopped by here on our return back to Honolulu.

This shrimp truck is one of many.  The trucks may use a different seasoning or cook in a different method, but are essentially the same in that they provide farm raised shrimp from their backyard reservoir.  Each truck provides two scoops of steamed white rice and a small green salad.  The shrimps can be enjoyed in many ways; coconut breaded, garlic butter, lemon peppered, and etc. 

Right behind this truck is the reservoir where the shrimp are farmed.

This is the spicy garlic shrimp plate.  The shrimp were mid-size.  Mexican shrimp are a little bit larger in size.  They were deveined but, were not peeled.  This only added to the experience.  Having to peel and eat with my hands is like eating at home.  Filipino's are known to eat with their hands.  The shrimp was spicy and delicious.  The vinaigrette on my salad was snotty in texture.  It was hard to have this texture in my mouth, but, the crispness of the romaine made up for it.  The slice of pineapple was a nice way of finishing off the meal.  The price of this plate in my opinion was $6.  Instead I paid $12 to peel my own shrimp.  It is mainly paying a bit extra for the experience.  Being the adventurer that I am, I am glad I had the opportunity to try this. 

The group attempted to do another jumping picture.  I chose to ride an imaginary horse on this one.