Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Ate That



 Or rather, I ate there.  If you couldn't tell, that's fried shrimp served out of the back of a truck.  It's actually not totally uncommon in Hawai'i.  It's not that different from buying a hot dog out of a push cart, only this Plate Lunch comes with two scoops of rice.

The truck is parked next to a shrimp farm, though I don't know if they get their shrimp fresh from the man-made pond.  They have about five different shrimps on offer - lemon-garlic shrimp, spicy shrimp, and 'original', just to name a few.  One Japanese woman hangs out the back of the truck to take our order, while the second busies herself behind the deep fryer built in to the space behind the driver's seat.  I wonder if the truck still works, if they drive it home every night and back every morning.  Probably not.

Not pictured are the shanty-style awnings spread out over a handful of picnic tables, complete with a portable hand washing station and restaurant ketchup bottles full of soy sauce.  And the shrimp itself?  Delicious.  Best I've ever eaten out of the back of a truck. 

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