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Big Shrimpin'! Our guide to North Shore Oahu shrimp trucks and stands



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Giovanni's Original White Shrimp Truck

Like Romy's, garlic and butter flavor seemed remarkably infused into the shrimp here, with a liberal topping of garlic (albeit lacking fresh-chopped bite) and more butter than any of its competitors to drench our shrimp and rice. Sadly, though, Giovanni's was the only shack that didn't cook our shrimp to order, which gave it the distinct mouth-feel of having sat in a warmer until serving. Still, way tasty!

Visible garlic:
   A

Visible butter:   A

Overall taste:   B+

Shrimp per plate:   12

56-505 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku • (808) 293-1839 • Website



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Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp Truck


Just a garlic-butter dabbler? Fumi's has the garlic shrimp plate for you. Though the shrimp here were wonderfully sweet, surprisingly little garlic or butter flavor seemed to penetrate the meat. There was less visible fresh garlic or butter on our plate than at other shacks. And the shrimp at Fumi's were the smallest and least uniformly sized of all the shacks we visited.

Visible garlic:
   C

Visible butter:   C

Overall taste:   C

Shrimp per plate: 9

56-777 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku • (808) 232-8881

Next page: Big Wave Shrimp and Macky's Sweet Shrimp Truck


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