I am a big fan of street food.
Street food is casual, and rich in local flavor.
Wherever I go, I am always in search of some roadside snacks. Sometimes I am lucky to discover a few good eats, like this Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood stall.
Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood is located on Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu. I have passed by this stall so many times and it was never empty.
Red carpet leads you to Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood (view from Kuhio Ave.)
Finally I decided to give it a try. We parked our car at the parking lot, so we didn’t get to walk on the red carpet.
This stall is actually a movable bus that has colorful tropical fish painted on it.
Dear God, please shed some light on what’s to order …
The menu is in both English and Japanese. I told you, Japanese tourists are everywhere in Honolulu!
If you’ve lived in Iowa long enough (like, a week), you’ll realize there’s no good seafood here. So, I decided to shovel in as much seafood as I could on this trip.
Here is my order: Furikake Blackened Ahi (seafood plate)
Note: Seafood plate includes sweet corn, rice and green salad. Furikake is a dry Japanese condiment that typically consists of seaweed, ground fish, etc.
I was asked how I wanted my ahi done. Did I hear it wrong? I could even choose how I want my tuna? Hmm… expectation was getting higher!
There’s only one way I want my ahi done – seared. Nothing upsets me more when my ahi tuna came out medium rare, it should have been seared! Raw fish lovers out there, you know what I mean!
Let’s see if Blue Water Shrimp can deliver.
My order came in a to go box … yeah, it’s street food, so don’t expect anything too fancy.
I opened the box and first thing I did was to cut the tuna. To tell you the truth, I only had tiny faith that the fish would come out the way I wanted it.
My perfectly seared ahi tuna
To my surprise, the tuna was so fresh, tender, juicy and perfectly seared. Score!
I was smiling all the way when enjoying my fish and rice. Thumbs up!
The corn was sweet and yummy. I didn’t care much about the salad and garlic bread.
Choose to carry out or eat in under the shade. The environment is clean.
I highly recommend this stall!
There’s another van next to this stall, which is Healthy Mexican Food. I didn’t try it, so I don’t know if it’s any good.
Healthy Mexican Food
Healthy Mexican Food menu
Radim ordered tacos from them.
It’s hard to judge the taste from the photos. So, come here and taste for yourself.