Garlic Shrimp at North Shore

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On a recent weekend an errand took us up North to Waialua town, so we enjoyed lunch at neighboring Haleiwa. Whenever I head to the North Shore, right about when I’m passing through the pineapple fields my mind starts thinking about one thing: garlic shrimp! We usually eat at a shrimp truck in Kahuku, but this time we were on Haleiwa side so we randomly picked one of many shrimp trucks right on Kam Highway at the edge of town. Big Wave Shrimp Truck has plenty of parking and a spacious seating area with a friendly neighbor:

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My Garlic Shrimp Plate ($12.00)

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Every shrimp truck has its subtle differences and Big Wave Shrimp Truck’s garlic shrimp was topped with heaps of sweet roasted garlic and drenched in a clear buttery sauce. It was different from some other trucks that use flour to add a bit of crusty coating to the shrimp. I usually like it with flour since it thickens up the sauce a bit, but Big Wave Shrimp Truck’s version was delicious as well (good news: not as messy on the fingers) and most of all, their garlic was so sweet and soft that I consumed dangerous amounts of it on my rice with a drizzle of shoyu.

(Hubby) D’s Crunchy Shrimp Plate ($12.00)

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A bonus: kama’aina and military get a free drink with plate!

MENU: View the menu on their website.  Apparently, the truck was also featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.

Big Wave Shrimp Truck
66-521 Kamehameha Highway
Haleiwa, Hawaii
808.366.2016

Daily 10:00a-7:30p

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