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North Shore Grindz: Kahuku Shrimp Trucks Edition

North Shore Grindz: Kahuku Shrimp Trucks Edition

One of the highlights of our Hawaiian holiday was a day trip to Oahu’s North Shore to experience its beautiful beaches and to dine at its famous shrimp trucks.

After working up an appetite swimming and sunning all afternoon, The Astronomer, Luscious, and I hopped in our rental car and cruised along Kamehameha Highway toward Kahuku, a town known for its shrimp aquaculture. We hit up three trucks this early evening: Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp, Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck, and Giovanni’s Original White Shrimp.

Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp - Kahuku | North Shore

Our first stop was at Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp, a stand located adjacent to the owners’ shrimp farm. Talk about unbeatable freshness!

Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp - Kahuku | North Shore

Luscious previously dined here and raved about Fumi’s top-notch cooking.

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Mariscos Los Lechugas – Los Angeles (El Sereno)

Mariscos Los Lechugas - Los Angeles

With the Ceviche Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles in hand, The Astronomer and I made our way to Mariscos Los Lechugas, where Jaime Lechuga, his wife Virginia, and their friend Epi Osuna have been selling Ensenada-style coctelestostadas, and tacos for the past decade on a serene-enough stretch of El Sereno.

Mariscos Los Lechugas - Los Angeles

Their colorfully painted trailer, which is hitched onto the back of a pickup truck, can be found on South Huntington Drive every day from 11 a.m. until early evening; it departs between 4 to 6 p.m., depending on customer demand and staff fatigue.

Mariscos Los Lechugas - Los Angeles

The Astronomer and I started off with a coctel. There’s one with just shrimp, another with both shrimp and octopus, and my selection, the “campechana” ($8), which included a bit of everything. The seafood, an array of shrimp, octopus, and tuna, was snappy and fresh, while the tangy tomato brew was well-balanced and terrific.

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Tacos Leo Truck – Los Angeles

Leo's Taco Truck - Mid-City - Los Angeles

When the sun sets over Los Angeles, the taqueros come out in full force from all corners of the city. The 76 gas station on the corner of Venice and La Brea in Mid-City plays host to the city’s finest al pastor operation, literally “shepherd-style” tacos prepared on a trompo (rotating spit), which was influenced by Lebanese immigrants in Mexico.

Leo's Taco Truck - Mid-City - Los Angeles

There’s almost always a line snaking through the parking lot, but Leo’s crew never breaks a sweat. Service is prompt and efficient, so you’ll get your taco in a timely fashion.

Leo's Taco Truck - Mid-City - Los Angeles

The pork, colored a fetching shade of red from dried red chilies and achiote paste (a blend of annatto, oregano, cumin, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, garlic, and salt), is loaded onto the trompo with precision and left to roast until perfectly tender and glossy.

As orders roll in, the cashier scribbles tickets for the taquero, who lops off the perfect porky portion straight into a griddled corn tortilla with a few swift flicks of his wrist.

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{swoon} Tostada de Pulpo at Rico’s Mar Azul Truck

Rico's Mar Azul Mariscos Truck - Highland Park

Rico’s Mar Azul, a splashy blue truck stationed in an idyllic park off Figueroa, specializes in Mexico City-style seafood preparations. The concise menu lists tostadas, cocteles, and that’s it. The tostada de pulpo, a raft of tender octopus and avocado slathered in a creamy white sauce reminiscent of Greek tzatziki, is my favorite bite of all.

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