Oahu’s Triple D – Macky’s Kahuku Sweet Shrimp
This is probably Giovanni‘s biggest competitor in the shrimp shack business and I have to say that Giovanni’s gets my vote hands down. I don’t even know why I came to try. Perhaps this differentiates foodies who likes saucy food or not.
We ordered 2 plates – coconut fried shrimp and butter garlic shrimp plates ($12). The plates with 2 scoops of rice (surprise surprise), small side salad with dressing and a slice of pineapple. Many critics praise that the slice of pineapple adds a nice touch but I didn’t feel that it did anything to make up for the lack of flavour.
To this day, I still question if this is the same Macky that clinched the title for the 2005 Battle of the Shrimp Trucks (hosted by Turtle Bay) which is strange that I couldn’t find the results for the contest in the following years (if any). Anyway, may I dare say this risking an outcry from Macky lovers… my meal was sucky.