My first Hawaiian food truck experience

There is a small food truck scene in Canberra but Hawaii is the home of food truck. 

Today we completed our third day on our Hawaiian holiday adventure. It was a big day. I think it’s the first day I’ve not done much walking but I’ve eaten way over and above what I needed to but everything I ate I wanted to eat.

The day started with you guessed it…SPAM! Yesterday I restrained myself and bought only two cans of SPAM (heaven in a can). For this morning’s breakfast I chose the chorizo version. It had a lovely smoky spicy flavour. The eggs were also good topped with a little Monterey Jack and Colby cheeses! 

My mini tower of SPAM
My mini tower of SPAM
Two thin slices frying in PAM olive oil spray with some Challenge Butter. The smell was divine.
Two thin slices frying in PAM olive oil spray with some Challenge Butter. The smell was divine.
Here's the Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses!
Here’s the Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses!
The egg yolks seem paler than back home but they cooked very well.
The egg yolks seem paler than back home but they cooked very well in the butter.
My breakfast of chorizo SPAM, fried eggs sunny side up and cheese
My breakfast of chorizo SPAM, fried eggs sunny side up and cheese

After breakfast we went for a short walk to Kuilima Cove. We had to walk through the Turtle Bay Resort which is a very large golf course resort that overlooks the Turtle Bay beaches, coves and other geographical spots.

Apparently this cove is good for snorkeling which we plan to do tomorrow.

Kuilima Cove
Kuilima Cove

 

After a short walk on the beach and a sit on the sand to watch people we went for a drive west along the north shore. 

Bron has been great driving the Impala. The traffic today seemed very thick and slow moving. 

Bron mentioned we should try out a pie at Ted’s Bakery. Apparently Ted’s pies are world famous. When we walked in there were plenty of people in line to buy pies and other pastries. We went for a chocolate haupia cream pie.

Ted's Bakery's Chocolate Haupia Cream pie
Ted’s Bakery’s Chocolate Haupia Cream pie
Ted's Bakery's Chocolate Haupia Cream pie
Ted’s Bakery’s Chocolate Haupia Cream pie

Haupia means coconut I think. It’s a good thing I like coconut jelly dessert  The chocolate wasn’t too sweet but the whole thing was a little too smooth and not much texture. That said, it was a pleasant morning tea.

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One of the things you apparently do is rip off the label and stick it to the pole of the table umbrella. We did it!

The pole of the table umbrella is adorned with stickers
The pole of the table umbrella is adorned with stickers

After our morning tea we stopped at Sunset Beach. This is a really nice stretch of sand with beautiful water and a view of the Pacific Ocean. The sand is quite coarse and it’s easy to pick up large chunks of bleached coral. 

The east side of Sunset Beach, North Shore Oahu Hawaii. Dare I say, this is a lovely beach but no better than any of those on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane and the Queensland sand is orders of magnitude finer and whiter than the sand on Oahu's North Shore.
The east side of Sunset Beach, North Shore Oahu Hawaii. Dare I say, this is a lovely beach but no better than any of those on the Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane and the Queensland sand is orders of magnitude finer and whiter than the sand on Oahu’s North Shore.

After a spot of people watching and sand sitting we ventured off for some grocery shopping and then had lunch at a food truck. 

This was to be our first Hawaiian food truck experience. We chose Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp (prawn). Bron went for the classical garlic butter and I chose hot and spicy prawns.

They were really good. Like a good oriental I chose to eat my prawns shell (including tail) and all. It’s nice to add a bit of calcium carbonate to the diet. With each meal you get some rice that has the sauce from the prawns soaked in plus some crispy crunchy lettuce in a ranch dressing plus a slice of delicious fresh pineapple. We look forward to doing many more food trucks. 

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After quite a lot of sand and sun and food we headed back to the condominium for a rest. 

Later in the evening I made salmon and salad Saturday!

A nice healthy way to finish the day…well the croutons, bacon bits and almonds may not be that healthy but the currant tomatoes were amazing. So sweet.

Salmon and Salad Saturday in Turtle Bay Oahu, HI
Salmon and Salad Saturday in Turtle Bay Oahu, HI

Have you eaten from an Hawaiian food truck? What did you have?

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