To be quite honest, there is so much to say about the Hawaiian food truck scene that I'm having a hard time figuring out how I want to put it into an article. In the meantime, here are a couple of collages of the Honolulu trucks I've encountered so far, and these are just the ones I took time to snap pics of.
The first collage is of the two trucks at the University of Hawaii. The second are trucks found on lots throughout downtown. I'm heading off to Aloha Stadium to see some more tomorrow and then, of course, is Eat the Street on Friday, Hawaii's equivalent of Off the Grid with about 30 trucks in one spot.
I'm also still trying to hook up with local truck advocates so that I can learn more about the ordinances and what does and doesn't work here. Suffice it to say, each truck I talk to seems to have a different understanding of the rules. I guess it's that laid back Hawaiian culture where no one seems to really care all that much about the rules.
A couple of things to note from the pictures - first is that they convert whatever they can get their hands on, be it a bus, a delivery van, or a limo bus. Second is that most of these vehicles are not the spiffy, sharp looking trucks like our Drewski's or Wicked 'Wich.
Plenty more to come, including the famous Giovanni's shrimp truck I ate at today on the north shore. Stay tuned.