Food trucks have always been a part of Hawaii's culture serving up plate lunches to construction workers and businesses.
In recent years though, they have been making a comeback as gourmet food trucks. Ooh and there are dessert trucks too now.
I met up with Deb of Kahakai Kitchen for lunch and we checked out a food truck called Ono to Go.
Ono (oh-no) in Hawaiian means delicious, so the name of the truck literally means "delicious to go".
Unlike some trucks who drive around for a space to sell on the street, this truck is located in a specific parking lot.
We tried the grilled pork chops with brown rice and tossed salad. The tossed salad was dressed with papaya seed dressing.
The pork chops were smoky and quite moist....US$9 tax included.
We also tried their teri citrus furikake salmon with white rice and their mac potato salad...US$11 tax included.
The salmon was very moist and flavorful but the mac potato salad a bit too salty for my liking.
The pieces of salmon were very generously sized too.
This truck does a lot of grilling, so most everything I think would be tasty. They even had a grilled vegetable medley which sounded delicious too.
Oh and if you follow them on Twitter, you can see what their daily specials will be.
After picking up our lunch, we headed to Ala Moana Beach Park and found a bench under a tree to sit and enjoy our lunch.
The weather turned out to be gorgeous. You should know the early morning was pouring rain...
As we ate and chatted we noticed many Japanese tourists taking their wedding photos here and there.
It was fun to watch.
I was surprised that the park was unusually quiet. It was quite peaceful and relaxing.
It was a great day, nice company and great food...thanks Deb!
Ono to Go
located in the parking lot on the corner of Sheridan and Makaloa
Open Monday-Friday 11:00-14:00 (or earlier if they sell out)
Saturday 10:00-13:00 (or earlier if they sell out)
UPDATE: 7/2012 they seem to be on hiatus or permanently closed
2013, they moved to a different parking lot on Sheridan near another food truck