Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

Shrimp scampi

Shrimp scampi

During my last trip to Hawaii, I finally tried Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, which is both a tourist stop as well as a well-respected establishment by locals. Located in a lot in Kahuku, the truck opens around 11 am, and is surrounded by tents of crafts, shaved ice and roasted corn on the cob.

Sitting in the shaded eating area a little before 11, I eagerly waited for the truck to drive down the lane and park at the entrance. A line already formed before I could reach the opposite end, which gave me some time to peruse the menu. The choices are limited to 4 items, and we decided on the Shrimp Scampi ($13) and the Lemon Butter Shrimp ($13). The Shrimp Scampi is doused in garlic, lemon and butter and oh so tasty. The Lemon Butter Shrimp is a subset of the Shrimp Scampi without the garlic. Both are satisfying, but the Shrimp Scampi is a must have.

Down the path we also picked up freshly roasted Kahuku corn, which tasted as good as it looks!

Roasted Kahuku corn

Roasted Kahuku corn

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