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Maui Noodles and Shrimp Trucks?

pilotgirl210 Feb 2, 2012 04:54 PM

Traveling to Maui the first part of March. Haven't visited since this time last year and am wondering if anyone knows of any new noodle, pho or saimin offerings? Also, I always enjoy the shrimp trucks on North Shore Oahu, which you can smell from several miles away with the vehicle's top down:=) Although I always look, I've never seen any on Maui. Where are they hiding, if there even are any? Thanx for the help. Counting down the days.

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  1. dahulagirl RE: pilotgirl210 Feb 25, 2012 08:39 PM

    For saimin you need to go to Sam Sato's in Wailuku. I crave their Dry Mein and usually go there straight from the airport. They have no website but here is a link to a review: http://tastyislandhawaii.com/2009/06/... The pics below are ones I took on my last trip.

    As for shrimp trucks, Maui has no shrimp aquaculture like Oahu does, hence there are no shrimp trucks that I know of.

    Sam Sato's
    1750 Wili PA Loop, Wailuku, HI 96793

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    1. re: dahulagirl
      rexster314 RE: dahulagirl Feb 26, 2012 05:08 PM

      Geste's has a shrimp truck on Kahului Beach Rd. just at the entrance to Kahului Harbor Park. I've not stopped there, but it gets rave reviews on Trip Advisor and has been there several years now.

      1. re: rexster314
        pilotgirl210 RE: rexster314 Mar 2, 2012 11:47 AM

        Thank you so much for the recommendations, dahulagirl and rexster. We leave a week from tomorrow and I can't wait!

        1. re: pilotgirl210
          djdragan RE: pilotgirl210 Mar 29, 2012 11:15 AM

          Probably too late for you pilotgirl, but I hope you had a chance to try Geste's Shrimp truck in Kahalui during your trip. My wife and I just got back yesterday from a trip to Maui, and I am still thinking about those shrimp! We ate there twice, my favourite was the Hawaiaan Scampi, we also tried the Spicy Pineapple and the Hot and Spicy, which were also very good. The crab and mac salad was also good. Good sized shrimp (12 per order, that tasted pretty fresh and are made to order.

          1. re: djdragan
            rexster314 RE: djdragan Mar 29, 2012 11:23 AM

            Eat your heart out, we're going to Geste's one more time today before we leave Saturday. Hot n Spicy for me. Dumping the rice off in the sauce; can't get any better than that!

            1. re: rexster314
              djdragan RE: rexster314 Mar 30, 2012 12:08 PM

              I am jealous! I"ve already looked up recipes for hawiian Scampi! Rice dumped in sauce is definately the way to go.

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