Ooooooo Wee.. Loving these shrimp at Fumi’s!

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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)

Today’s Restaurant

Fumi’s Food Truck – 56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731

Average Cost

$11-$30 During Happy Hour

Rating (1-10)

10

Recommended Dishes: 

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…

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I’ll Cheerlead with Pom Poms for BBQ from Jon Jon’s!!

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No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the wordbarbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform. By the 19th century, the culinary technique was well established in the American South, and because pigs were prevalent in the region, pork became the primary meat at barbecues. Corn bread emerged as the side dish of choice, owing largely to the fact that in humid Southern climates, corn grew better than wheat (which was prone to fungal infections). Barbecue allowed an abundance of food to be cooked at once and quickly became the go-to menu item for large gatherings like church festivals and neighborhood picnics (content.time.com)

Today’s Food Truck of Choice

Jon Jon’s – San Jose, Ca

Average Cost

$10 or less

Rating (1-10)

8.5

Recommended Truck(Dishes): 

Tri – tip sandwich, Hotlink Sandwich, Potato Salad

Give me a B! Give me an B!
Give me an Q!
What’s that spell? BBQ! BBQ!
Put it to the test!
Tri-tip is the best!
We won’t give it a rest!

It’s Food Truck Tuesday’s folks and I hope by now that you have found a food truck event in your area. If not, then at least you can enjoy this festivity with me today while we engage ourselves in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness in extravagant food truck dining!

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I’ll drive thru rain and smog for my Road Dog!!!

Kamikaze Dog - Beef frankfurter on Hawaiian Bun, bacon bits, caramelized onions, seaweed, teriyaki sauce

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It’s said that the frankfurter was developed there in 1487, five years before Christopher Columbus set sail for the new world. The people of Vienna (Wien), Austria, point to the term “wiener” to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog.
As it turns out, it is likely that the North American hot dog comes from a widespread common European sausage brought here by butchers of several nationalities. Also in doubt is who first served the dachshund sausage with a roll. One report says a German immigrant sold them, along with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from a push cart in New York City’s Bowery during the 1860’s. In 1871, Charles Feltman, a German butcher opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand selling 3,684 dachshund sausages in a milk roll during his first year in business.(hot-dog.org)

Today’s Truck

Road Dogs – Bay Area

Average Cost

Less than $8

Rating (1-10)

10

Recommended Dishes: 

Kamikaze Dog, Space Needle, Tator Tots, Any Dogs they have!

Kamikaze hotdog and french fries

Being American means a lot of things..

Having an attitude of free choice, free speech, the right to achieve and succeed, to have your own ideas and to reach out for them; but we also have Hot Dogs!!

We love hot dogs at baseball games, football games, soccer games..

We’ll even eat hot dogs playing board games!

Street corner hot dogs, hot dogs at the bar….

Bottom line hot dogs make us happy and I am a hot dog fanatic when the time is right!

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Top-Tier Food Truck Tuesday’s!!!

Movable Feast - Food Truck Event Santa Clara, California

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When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, food trucks were “invaluable” for feeding the “clean-up crews and construction workers who couldn’t leave their sites to dine out at the few reopened restaurants,” according to The Atlantic. After Hurricane Sandy, food trucks served over 100,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers, even offering 11,000 free hot lunches in just one day..(buzzfeed.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Movable Feast – 2151 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA

Average Cost

Depends on which truck you choose but about $10-15 per meal

Rating (1-10)

9.5

Recommended Trucks(Dishes): 

Tastee Bytes – Pulled Pork Sandwich, Hill Country BBQ – Beef Brisket, Pork, Chicken, Hot Link, Mac n Cheese

Ever since I engulfed myself in the wonderful world of Food Network Television, I have found myself lusting over the great tasting sensations that I see during the shows and envision those fantasy imaged meals in my mouth that those wonderful chefs portray. One of the shows I like to watch on the Food Network is The Great Food Truck Race.

Really cool show if you haven’t seen it and it introduces you to the world of the Food Truck Extravaganza! This world is a realm of divergent creations of foods that you may be used to eating but it involves a twist to what you do not commonly order on a regular menu. Well actually, those are the illustrious ones; you will find some trucks that offer a menu familiar to the eye but those I tend to pass up since I can eat that type of food anywhere.

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