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Friday, March 30, 2012

GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK

GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK
KAHUKU, HAWAII 


A trip to Hawaii's North Shore is not complete without stopping at Giovanni's Original Shrimp Truck.  I have been going here for over a decade and still maintain it is a Taste of Hawaii Favorite.

While the truck remains the same, the exterior eating area has been spruced up big time.  The ground has been paved and there is a canopy over the seating area.  Heck, they even have running water and soap to wash your hands now.  Gone are the broken wood tables, uneven dirt floor and mud holes.  Like everything else in paradise, Giovanni's has gone commercial.  While the exterior has changed, the food and employees have stayed the same.  Local girls serve up the North Shore crustaceans with a no nonsense attitude.  It is all business here.  Get em in and get em out.  Cash only please.  A plate of Shrimp Scampi with two scoops of rice topped with garlic is now $13.  You can get the shrimp with Giovanni's famous hot sauce on the shrimp or on the side.  If you order the sauce on the shrimp there is a no refund policy because the sauce is very hot.  It is a really good hot filled with flavors that I love.  I always ask for extra sauce and take it home to put on our home cooked shrimp.  In my opinion the sauce makes the dish.  The shrimp is cooked in loads of garlic and lemon butter.  The hot sauce adds another dimension of flavor that is addicting.  I put the hot sauce on the garlic rice too.  Wow...I can taste and smell the grease now.  Wonderful!  My friend told me that the Garlic Dog was good so we tried one too.  This is a large hot dog cooked in the garlic butter and served on rice or in a bun.  We went for the bun.  I liked the dog but will stick with the shrimp when eating at Giovanni's.  Another thing I will always do is order the BBQ Kahuku Corn from the tent adjacent to the Giovanni's truck.  This Corn is GREAT!!!!  For $3 you get a piece of corn covered in spices and parmesan cheese that will blow your socks off.  Our table went silent for minutes as everyone devoured their corn.  When we came up for air, everyone just said "wow...that was great".  To end the meal we enjoyed a Strawberry and Banana Smoothie from yet another truck next to the Giovanni truck.  This was the ultimate North Shore meal and one that makes you feel "lucky to live Hawaii".  Check out more posts and the Giovanni's website:
http://greateatshawaii.blogspot.com/2016/09/giovannis-original-white-shirmp-truck.html

GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK.
A "MUST DO" ON THE NORTH SHORE!
ORDER AT RIGHT WINDOW AND PICK UP ON THE LEFT
STAND IN LINE AND ORDER AT THE WINDOW.
CASH ONLY HERE.
PAVED AND COVERED EATING AREA WITH PICNIC TABLES
SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH HOT SAUCE ON THE SIDE.
SERVED WITH TWO SCOOPS GARLIC RICE
GIOVANNI'S GARLIC HOT DOG
BBQ CORN FROM TENT
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