Saturday, March 24, 2012

North Shore Eats

Strawberry-Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie

Since I had work on the North Shore one day, BF took off of work early and headed down with me. He had never eaten Giovanni's garlic shrimp, so even though I'm against their shipped-in, frozen shrimp (not farm-grown like Romy's and Fumi's!!), I still decided it would be a nice way to introduce him. Plus, there are many other great food trucks and souvenir tents in that area now. So much to see!

As for my bias opinion about Romy's and Fumi's being better than Giovanni's, I do have to state one thing. I did really appreciate the fact that even though Gio's was rather busy and had a line, once Brian ordered our garlic shrimp plate, it came out in a mere matter of minutes. So efficient! We had planned to go to Romy's after that and share another plate there for Brian to compare, but once we showed up, they announced that the wait would be 45 minutes! We got in the car, turned around, and headed back to Giovanni's!

SO, since that NS trip, I have changed my opinion towards Giovanni's. The shrimp was extra garlicky (just how I like it), came out hot, and extra fast.

All this for $4.50! Pretty good deal.

Li-Hing Pineapple and Garlic Shrimp

Baja on the left and Island Style on the right. The Island Style was def better. Much simpler.


Posted below are old photos of Giovanni's some time ago. They've made some big improvements since then!!

Back when there was only minimum seating and a tent.

New seating area

Can't leave North Shore without stopping at Dole Plantation for some Dole Whip!

1 comment:

  1. Usually when we go to Giovanni's the wait is really long, 45+ minutes. Sometimes I think they should just spring for a second truck! The demand is certainly there.

    Have you ever tried Opal Thai up in Haleiwa? It's one of my favorite "north shore" eating spots!