Sunday, January 29, 2012

Eat the Street

Boo...I missed last Friday's "Eat the Street" which was their 1st birthday lu'au, featuring all kine ono Hawaiian inspired dishes.

From their website:

From Braddahs Wagons “Trio Poke Bowl , and Pipikaula Carpaccio”, to Cooking Fresh 4 you and their “Kalua Pork Enchilada”, there is guaranteed to be something to take your taste buds on journey across the islands.

 But here are some pics from recent Eat the Street and Nonstop Kaka'ako events.

 Deep fried musubi? Sign me kills me to drive past this truck every morning on Ward. I love their slogan: "Everything tastes better fried!"
 Here's the menu; musubi run $4 to $6
 And here it is. This was the special at Nonstop Kaka'ako: 2 fried wings, half a fried musubi topped with spicy poke. $9.
 Next to them was "Local Stop" 
You might've heard about their FAMOUS "Kamehameha Burger"...a malasada "bun", a beef patty, a slice of cheese....and get this, kalua pig on top. It sounds less than delicious, but actually works. They also use a stiffer dough for the malasada (they had to experiment a bit) to get a malasada that can stand up and hold all that filling.

Local Stop from the outside

Recycling friendly
Packed crowds at Eat the Street
Baja Style Tacos
All Kine ice cream truck...I was too full last time to try this but am dying to try one of their ice cream sandwiches on a waffle with a mac nut topping.
Ooh, and I also want to try "Street Frites" which according to Nonstop Honolulu, "come with a creamy lomi dip and crunchy, deep-fried porky kalua" (pic from Nonstop)
Update: I went to the "chocolate festival" themed Eat the Street on 2/25 at the new location on Ala Moana between Auahi and Ward Ave.

On my list to try were Street Frites: a cone of freshly made french fries, with your choice of 2 gourmet dipping sauces ($5).
 Here's the sauces to choose from: i went with bacon jam and a spicy pineapple guava jam, but was also tempted by the kimchee aioli, the vanilla milkshake, and the shoyu sugar cream sauce.
 Then I was psyched to see The Falafel King Truck here today. I'd heard about them when they were at the International Marketplace, but never made it to Waikiki to try it. I also heard that they launched a truck that is primarily parked on King before University, but it was never there when I drove past. I was reminded that I had to try it when I read Biting Commentary's vegan food reviews. Finally I got to try it today.
 There was a short line, but totally worth waiting for. Below is my falafel pita: the softest pita you've ever had, filled with falafel, cabbage, tahini sauce (and the squirt of yummy chili sauce that I added.) They really should stick a few french fries in there too - I would be back every week. They make some incredible pita chips as well that they serve with their hummus plate - next on my list to try there :)

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