Food Adventures: Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp Hut

12 Sep
September 12, 2011

Up until around 3 years ago, I lived most of my life thinking I was allergic to shrimp. Imagine my surprise when I went in for allergy tests and found out I wasn’t. It still took me a few years to get it out of my head that it was OK to eat shrimp and I still have to remind myself I’m not allergic. While visiting Oahu, we ended up visiting the North Shore. Around lunch time it was suggested we try one of the famous shrimp trucks, so we decided to go with Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp Hut. I was a bit optimistic at first, but finally gave in and ordered the garlic shrimp.

I highly recommend ordering in advance; we ordered 30 minutes before we arrived and when we got there, the line was quite large. I’ve never eaten shrimp where you had to actually peel the shell off, everything I’ve ever eaten was already peeled, so imagine my surprise when I found out I had to work for my food. The end result was well worth the it though. I’ve never had garlic shrimp taste so amazing in my life. Don’t be thrown off by the location, it definitely looks like a dive, but the food makes you forget all about it. If you ever happen to make you way to the north shore on Oahu; I definitely recommend Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp Hut, it was by far the best shrimp I’ve ever had.

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