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The 1800’s were a time of great change for Hawaii. Christian missionaries became influential after King Kamehameha II (Liholiho) ended the traditional kapu (taboo) system. Many of the historic churches on Oahu are reminders of Christianity’s influence, such as Kawaiahao Church in downtown Honolulu, which was a place of worship for Hawaiian kings and alii (royalty). Soon, new commerce emerging from whaling, sugar and pineapple industries resulted in an influx of western settlers.
As agriculture boomed in the late 19th century, plantation owners found themselves in the midst of a labor shortage. Immigrants from Japan, China, Korea, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Russia and the Philippines arrived to work in the plantations. Today, this mix of ethnicities is the source of Hawaii’s multicultural population. Visitors can step backward in time to explore this era at Waipahu’s Plantation Village. You can also still see the smoke stack of the old Waialua Sugar Mill as you drive toward historic Haleiwa town.
In the early 1900’s, agriculture began to wane and Hawaii’s visitor industry began to grow. In 1901, the Moana Hotel opened on the beach in Waikiki. Today the Westin Moana Surfrider is Hawaii’s oldest resort still in operation. The Halekulani Hotel opened in 1917 as a cottage colony and was rebuilt as a luxury hotel in the 1970s. The Aloha Toweropened in 1926, and was the tallest building in Hawaii for four decades. In 1927 the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel opened and was nicknamed the “Pink Palace.”
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harborpushing America into World War II. The surprise attack was aimed at the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy and its defending Army Air Corps and Marine Air Forces. The attack damaged or destroyed 12 American warships, destroyed 188 aircraft and resulted in the deaths of 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians.
In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Completed in 1969, the Hawaii State Capitol is located in Downtown Honolulu, behind Iolani Palace. (gohawaii.com)
Fumi’s Food Truck – 56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
$11-$30 During Happy Hour
Jumbo Shrimp of course!
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful exotic places on Earth.
We love this land for it’s untainted Godly design and it’s clear waters.
And these clear waters contain some excellent seafood delights to fulfill your mouth watering desires.
Today we will talk about a great place to enjoy some of these delicious seafood critters in Oahu and that is Fumi’s food truck.
Let’s talk about it…
So my wife and I are celebrating our 1 year anniversary in Oahu and we are having a blast!
We visited Pearl Harbor, did some snorkeling at Haunama Bay and also enjoyed horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch.
We heard about Giovanni’s food truck that has awesome reviews for their jumbo shrimp sizzled and grilled Hawaiian style in Oahu.
I asked some of the locals about it and they said while Giovanni’s is great Fumi’s is superb.
So I took the locals advice and drove passed Giovanni’s and went to the 2nd Fumi’s food truck as instructed.
I arrived to a parked food truck with picnic like tables ready for my presence to arrive.
They had all kinds of different types of ways they made the shrimp – spicy, sweet, garlic, Cajun style and more.
I chose garlic style and awaited my order in suspense, while being surrounded by beautiful Hawaii Palm Trees and wilderness with the smell of the ocean in my midst.
They call my name to grab my order and my eyes light up like a Christmas tree when I see these magnificent models in front of my eyes.
Gorgeous large succulent jumbo shrimp soaked in an Asian flavored, sweet, spicy garlicky sauce with white rice and a salad.
I dove in immediately as I unwrapped these sexy monster shrimp and plopped one dead in my mouth.
The freshness of the jumbo shrimp combined with the sweet and spicy garlicky sauce was ridiculous! Super good!
The rice and salad gave me a perfect cool down and helped to calm my adrenaline so my heart didn’t explode from all of the excitement.
Man..I need another bite of the shrimp..
Another Cool down bite of rice..
Shrimp bite..rice bite…
True live action eating! Great job Fumi’s!
If you have never been to Oahu, then I suggest you book your next flight ASAP and get there soon. I promise you that you won’t regret it!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life. Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
Oahu History Retrieved from http://www.gohawaii.com/en/oahu/about/history/
these look delicious