Oahu’s Triple D – Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
There’s always a debate on which is the best shrimp truck on the island. My favourite one is Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck. Sure, I’ve had other ones in the city (which none was worth remembering the name) and other top contenders like Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp and Macky’s. Maybe I went on an off day, but Macky’s was not good at all, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that it was included with the ‘Lost’ tour.
You’ll be seeing a lot of shrimp trucks along North Shore (abour 75-90 min drive from Honolulu) near Kahuku (a shrimp aquaculture area), and I have to say that Fumi’s and Giovanni’s are relatively good. But if you try other places first, you may not be disappointed when you try Giovanni’s after. As some people can get pretty heated in who-has-the-best-shrimps debates, so I’ll stop comparing it to other shrimp trucks.
The melted butter adds an extra nice touch. I dipped my hot shrimp into the melted butter for cooling effect. I don’t know if it worked because by the time I was done with the hot shrimp, my taste buds have gone haywired for a while. But dipping anything in melted butter = awesometown.
Kid friendly? Yes, but not baby friendly unless your baby stays in the stroller or car. Parking space is plenty but it’s just a lot and you can park however you wish. The tables are plastic long tables and if it’s full, you can eat in the car (while it’s parked!).