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Oahu - Hale'iwa shrimp truck

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Oahu - Hale'iwa shrimp truck

KenWritez | Jun 15, 2007 10:03 AM

In early 2005 the Sturdy Wench and I flew to Oahu for our belated honeymoon in Hale'iwa. I loved it there, and a high point was eating at the shrimp truck in the hardware store parking lot on the main road (Hwy 83?) in Hale'iwa. (I don't think it was Giovanni's, the truck was stenciled only with "SHRIMP TRUCK.")

The truck only offered two kinds of shrimp: Garlic and Sweet Hot. (I've been trying to recreate the garlic shrimp, but so far no success. Anyone have suggestions?) I got a half order of each and from the first bite, surfed my way into gastronomic ecstasy. I've never had shrimp with this much flavor, and a unique texture: A thin, clear, crispy coating, which might have been fried honey, but I'm unsure.

Anyone else tried the shrimp here?

 
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