Saturday, January 07, 2012

Andy's Kahuku Shrimp (actually Korean restaurant) and Snow Factory and Snow Factory

I missed the Groupon (-esque) deal for Andy's Kahuku shrimp, but wanted to try it anyway. I'd walked past one day (on Rycroft right off Keeaumoku across from Wal-Mart) when I was looking for Poppy's Coffee Shop (supposed to be amazing cupcakes there).

Despite the Kahuku Shrimp Truck name, it's actually a Korean restaurant with one of those thick menus that has every Korean dish on it.

But despite the Korean-ness of the place, the ban chan were disappointingly lacking. No flavor, not fresh, and not creative.

The spicy garlic sauce on the shrimp was delish, but the shrimp were nothing to write home about. I should've trusted the lukewarm Yelp reviewers (gets 4 stars, but if you read the comments, no one really loves it). $10.50 a plate.

Afterwards, we were craving something sweet so we drove over to McCully to try Snow Factory. It's a super unique take on shave ice...definitely worth a visit! We debated whether or not it will be around in a year; I think once is enough, but I can see how it could develop a following.

Super cute interior; very K-pop.

Free dry topping!
A good place for families to come together. That's the menu on the wall behind them.
Mmmm: green tea (dairy based) with condensed milk, mochi balls and azuki beans on top. It looks like a pile of Chinese peanut candy-like string. It's quite dry in your mouth, but creamy at the same time. Tons of yummy sounding flavors, including coffee, lilikoi, lihingmui...the list goes on. You can pick their flavor combos ($4.50 for a small; $6.00 for a large) or make your own.

Andy's Kahuku Shrimp
745 Keeaumoku St
Ste 105

Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 944-4040
Snow Factory
McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 115

Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 946-7669

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