A trip on Oahu's windward side to the North Shore is not complete without a stop at the yellow Shrimp Shack. Two wonderful women operate this truck and serve up locally sourced fresh shrimp and other delicious food. As a warning, the meals are usually loaded with garlic and spice, but oh so wonderful.
Instruction are painted on every yellow table top: "Suck, peel, dip, and EAT."
Drinks (and other convenience-store items) are available at Ching's Store next door. The truck is bright yellow and impossible to miss on the North Shore. Be sure to stop in and say hi and indulge in some amazing spicy shrimp!
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Saucy Fish Tacos
I would like to think that I am a bit of a fish taco connoisseur. Searching for fish tacos and trying out new recipes is one of my favorite pastimes of living in Hawaii.
Some stands boast about fresh and local ingredients, some specialize in certain fish, and others differentiate their taco by the sauce. Everyone has their favorites, but I try to enjoy their differences.
From my experience, Ono Steaks and Shrimp Wagon is a sauce-focused food truck. The flavor (and even the orange color) add a bit of warmth to each bite.
The convenience of this truck in Waimanalo (between Makapuu Point and Kailua) makes it a great stop along the road on a day trip to the windward side of the Island!
Not all sun in Hawaii is warm and toasty, Hawaiian Sun makes some delicious island fruit flavored fruit drinks sold in the pop isle at the grocery store in Hawaii, or by the can at restaurants throughout the islands.
My favorite is their Natural Orange Passion, but they offer a variety of other flavors like Natural Lilikoi Passion, Natural Guava Nectar, Luau Punch, and an assortment of flavored ice teas.
To make your meal truly local, give one of these drinks a try!