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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Your Food Truck Guide to Honolulu

 

Here’s John Heckathorn's quick guide to food trucks running around Honolulu, as well as a handy food truck Twitter list to follow. Print it, follow it and go eat it!
 

Soul Patrol

If you can’t make it into Soul’s Waialae location, then grab some shrimp and grits, and delicious fried chicken, at the Soul Patrol food truck. Locations and hours vary, 542-8749, pacificsoulhawaii.com.
 

Xtreme Tacos

Who can pass up tacos for $2.50 each? Choose from a menu that includes chicken and carnitas tacos, a carnitas salad or a chicken burrito. Locations and hours vary, 599-0597, xtremetacos.com, or facebook.com/xtremetacos.
 

Ono To Go

With a fixed parking-lot location near the back of Walmart, you always know where to go when you want pulehu-rubbed chicken, short ribs and teriyaki steak. Parking lot behind 1346 Kapiolani Blvd., enter from Makaloa St., Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. facebook.com/onotogo.
 

GoGi Korean Tacos

Korean BBQ meets taco is a nationwide food-truck craze serving up kalbi quesadillas, spicy pork tacos and pork belly on steamed buns. Location and hours variable, (702) 808-7044, eatgogi.com, or facebook.com/eatgogi.

Melt Honolulu

Gourmet grilled cheese became an instant hit when it took to the streets. Followers enjoy regular grilled cheese with Gruyere, Gouda and Cheddar, a bacon melt and the Melt of Shame. Locations and hours variable, melthonolulu.com. (Updated: Melt is on a brief hiatus.)
 

Inferno’s Wood-Fire Pizza

A wood-fired brick oven on a trailer makes this the most interesting place to order pizza, but try it and that won’t be the only thing you’re talking about. Enjoy made-to-order pizza, such as fresh tomato and mozzarella, or fusion pizzas. 1637 Kapiolani Blvd., 375-1200, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, 12 noon to 9 p.m., infernospizzahawaii.com.

Yajima Ya

A lunch-truck Japanese eatery with tempura shrimp and vegetables and cold udon topped with a sweetened ginger pork slices. Sheridan Street between Liona and S. King Streets, 497-7991, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. facebook.com/Yajima Ya

T.A.S.T.E.

If you’re near Beretania, why not order some $2.75 tacos? Though they have rib-eye, chicken, mahi and shrimp, we recommend you order the char siu tacos—it’s tender and tasty. 2012 S. Beretania St., 429-0818, Daily 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Camille’s on Wheels

If you’re looking for the best fusion tacos, Heckathorn suggests Camille’s, with options such as shoyu chicken, kalbi and spicy Thai pork. Also, ask for off-the-menu dessert options. Location and hours variable, 282-1740, facebook.com/camilles-on-wheels

Zaratez

Kapahulu Avenue has this Mexican taco option with carne asada, pollo, carnitas and chorizo, topped with cilantro, onion and salsa. 3121 Mokihana St., Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday until 9 p.m., Saturday until pau. facebook.com/zaratez

Fairy Cakes

Not included in Heckathorn’s roundup, this new mobile cupcakery brings cupcakes, brownies, cookies and cakes to you. Check out Lei Chic’s article, and look out for the mobile bright purple van. 447-8861, fairycakeshawaii.com
 

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Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Permalink

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From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.



 

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