Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Maui Food Trucks

Things that are not too hard to locate on Maui are Ford Mustangs and Food Trucks.  Since this is a food blog, I will focus on the food trucks.  In my 7 days in Maui, I visited 3 food trucks.

Kinaole Grill Food Truck - Kihei HI

Kinaole Grill Food Truck is located at 77 Alanui Kealili Dr next to the WoodMark.  This truck is more like is more like a restaurant on wheels.  It offers, mahi mahi, shrimp, calamari, chicken katsu, and pulled pork. All meals come with rice, macaroni salad, and Asian coleslaw (or greens). Most of the dishes are $14.

I chose the grilled Mahi-Mahi with a wasabi cream sauce.  My boyfriend got the panko crusted Mahi-Mahi.  This was like their version of Fish and chips (minus the chips).  The panko crust gave the fish a nice crispy texture.  It had a nice crunch. My mahi was a nice thick piece of fish and was cooked perfectly.  It was moist and the wasabi sauce just gave it a little flavor, but did not overpower the fish.  The macaroni was also good..not too much mayonnaise, and had a good flavor.   I didn't think I was very hungry, but ended up eating the entire dish it was that good.

This is definitely a place you want to stop and have lunch or dinner.  They also have banana bread (which was a nice for breakfast or snacks) and lilikoi cheesecake.  They were out of the cheesecake when I visited, and did not get back to buy one.  I was really bummed, because I really wanted to try one.

The next two trucks were taco trucks, catering more towards fish tacos.  The first truck was Horihitos Mobile Taqueria on S Kihei Rd next to the 76 station.  The second truck was Jawz Fish Tacos, which also on Kihei Rd right next to Makena Beach entrance.

Horhitos Mobile Taqueria

This truck is hidden under a big shady tree in a parking lot next to the 76 station.  They offer shrimp and mahi mahi tacos, along with pork tacos and a variety of wraps.  They had a steady flow of customers while I was there.  I had the mahi mahi tacos, and the boyfriend had shrimp tacos.  The tacos are standard tacos, flour tortilla, chunks of fish, tomatoes, lettuce.  They were $4 each and they were good tacos for what you paid.  If you are looking for a quick lunch or snack, this is a good place to visit.

Jawz Fish Tacos

We drove by this truck on Easter Sunday and the place was packed.  People either walk from the beach or just park along the side of the road.  The same goes with eating your tacos.  There are no tables and chair, so you eat in or next to your car or take your taco back to the beach.

JAWZ offers a little more variety in their fish tacos (ahi, mahi-mahi, ono, and snapper)  They also offer steak, chicken and pork tacos.  This time I had the Snapper, and the boyfriend had the mahi-mahi tacos.  These tacos cost a little more that previous tacos truck.  We ordered 2 tacos each so a total of 4.  When we did that the guy taking our order, says you want 4 total?  Didn't think much of that question until we received the tacos.  The tacos are HUGE!  1 taco is the size of 2 tacos.  One taco should be sufficient for a normal person.  If you do eat 2 tacos, you probably will not need to eat for the rest of the day.  Not only are they huge, they are a bit messy.  So grab alot of napkins.  The tacos have chunks of fish, rice cabbage, cheese and creamy salsa.  If you are hanging out at the beach, this is the Jawz you want to run into and take a bite of.

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