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May 31, 2004


Not Bubba Gump

I worked at the truck. Want the real original shrimp truck recipe? here's what is in it..

olive oil, chopped garlic,(not minced garlic cause minced garlic will burn and the choped garlic sticks to the shells) salt, pepper and one other ingredient. that's it... no matter what you hear, no sugar, wine, vinegar, or lemon are used. email me for the final ingredient!!

Also, the shrimp at most of the shrimp trucks is not local shrimp. It hasn't been for years. How could those small shrimp farms support all those plates? It's frozen, imported from LA, CA.


This place ROCKS! It is so great.


hey wassup been there and had that, the best shrimp by far, perfect taste at the little truck, haleiwa is the best to, good eats with good beaches and best people in hawaii is the best recipe for anyone. get it if you can. il try to replicate but will probably not be succesful. anyway congrats to da kine at the little white truck at haleiwa.


Need to order bottles of shrimpscampy sauce. Who do I call?


On one of my vacations I once jumped off THE BUS on my way around the island because I could smell the truck at least a block away. I cannot pass by Giovanni's truck without stopping. I live in Chicago, and whenever I dream of Oahu, I dream of that shrimp. It is out of this world, the best I ever had!

Sea Daddy

Wow what a flashback!! I was living on Oahu back in 97 (to 2000) and had eaten a Giovanni's Shrimp Shack often.. Loved the Hot, and I do mean hot (made my eyes water and my nose run)!! style, #2 I think. I was looking to get another tee shirt with the logo on it when I came across this site.. Sorry to see everything went sour, , too bad for all those folks that never got a taste of heaven.. (and too bad I can't get a tee shirt!! lol)..
Sea Daddy


I've been to both Giovani Shrimp Truck and the Romy's Shrimp Stand a mile away and I have to tell you that Romy's has much better tasting shrimp. Don't try that Thai food next to Giovanni's! My friend had to spit it out! What a waste of money and time. I like the snack bar at PCC. Try the Moari Magic. You don't have to pay admission to go to the snack bar.

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