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On the was to Maui’s Kahului airport there was a half hour window of opportunity to eat at a Hawaiian Food truck. I had never eaten at a food truck, even in the Oregonian food pod mecca of the world, Portland. It was time to check this adventure off my bucket list by munching on delicious shrimp at Geste’s.

Geste’s Shrimp Truck in Kuhului, Hawaii has a four star rating and serves fresh, juicy shrimp, on the side of the road…in a truck.

We drove about two miles past the airport on Kuhului Beach Road to find Geste’s Hawaiian food truck. And there was a line. Good sign.
geste shrimp hawaiian food truck

There ain’t nothing fancy about this mobile food joint. Nothing.

The truck is plain white with a small sign and menu. And there are no tables, chairs or garbage cans. Surely, this is where the locals go to get their Hawaiian takeout lunch. And curious people like me.

We ordered the Hawaiian Style shrimp and popped a squat on the rocky beach directly behind the truck. We almost got a contact high from the local fishermen hanging out there. Should we have moved closer?
Hawaiian Food Truck Menueating food truck shrimp

The shrimp had the shells on, in all of my dining out (which is embarrassingly a lot) I have never seen this. Tails on, yes. Entire shells, no. But, maybe it was meant to capture the moisture and flavor, because these shrimp had both.

12 shrimp per order (for $12) were served with rice and crab Mac n cheese. It was imitation crab, but you won’t care because you have shrimp.

The food truck meal was served in styrofoam with plasticware which reminded me of my recent Southern BBQ meal in Georgia where my wine was served in a plastic cup. Both meals were equally as good.
Geste Shrimp from Hawaiian Food TruckEating Geste Shrimp from Hawaiian Food Truck

Have you ever eaten at a Hawaiian food truck? Or any other type of food truck?

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2 Comments

  1. Drecmar

    I had shrimp from food trucks at Oahu north shore. I will go back anytime I have a chance.

    January 4th, 2013 2:05 pm

  2. Annette.White

    I was surprised how tasty the shrimp from the food truck was. Looking forward to another visit.

    January 4th, 2013 3:50 pm

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