M&M Eats: A North Shore adventure

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We made an excursion to the North Shore to check out the food truck scene there … beyond shrimp. What else is worth the drive? Come along as our tasting duo, Mari Taketa and Melissa Chang, hop in Nonstop editor Diane Seo’s car and head north on a foodie hunt.

Here’s a quick gallery of the food we ate.

M&M Eats: A North Shore adventure

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With the rise in popularity of food trucks, we decided to take M&M on the road for a closer look at a mobile food mecca: the North Shore of Oahu. We were curious to see what the country held for us beyond shrimp trucks. The thing is — as you'll see in the video — it's a little tricky to get two townies out of their comfort zone, even when their editor promises them a day-o-fun.

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M
M

Mari, it looks like you carry your own hashi and fork, spoon knife combo.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom and EO: You gals fill my tank...wotta gas!! I love the chicken crowing thing! I am with Delicate Blossom...hot and spicy is not my thing, mild for me..I like the taste of fuud not spice. I am always amazed how much EO can eat...she must have a hollow leg. thanks for sharing such a fun post.

808marv
808marv

Was this shot earlier in the year? I seem to remember @Melissa808 tweeting the photo of @LenaHanson with the Ono Yo peanut butter/chocolate cup. That is something I need to try! Every time I go up that way I've had bad timing, like the trucks didn't run on the holiday weekend or they happened to close because of some emergency. I'm going that way again soon so hopefully I will have better luck this time. Anyway good job on the video. Lots of eye-rolling and frowns from @Melissa808 at@nonstopmari makes for good comedy lol.

M
M

You guys are so funny together. :)

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

we'll be right back with round 2 of M&M EATS. where's the card girl? John. Ed. where's the card girl?

it gets better every time. i'm thinking Food Network. i'm thinking Guy Fieri: here's a hot property for your prod. co. might get you a replacement for your Lambo. concept: Laverne and Shirley as food critics. have your people call my people

Mariko
Mariko

Ha! You guys are such townies. Love it. I'm glad you stopped at OnoYo-- I love that place. Next time hit the fijian curry at the market and the sweet bread pastrami melt sandwich at Tita's Grill in Kahuku. (I know, they're not trucks, but they almost could be.)

jlieu
jlieu

I wish I got to see this side of Mari more! LOL... You guys are hilarious! :) Lena- we gotta go!!!

LenaHanson
LenaHanson

OMG @nonstopMari is so funny! You @melissa808 guys just talk over each other the whole time! Finally I get to see this! It was a fun adventure! Opal's is the best! I heard that my Brazilian truck is only doing the farmers market on the north shore. I think it was a sunday! Let's check it out!

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

Mari - such a townie! LOL She looks so disoriented and keeps looking around almost as if she expects a surprise to come from behind her back. So funny. The north shore definitely has its charms. Thanks for the great video!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@M u're right -- i'm trying to save the planet :-)

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@Annoddah_Dave I think more people were appalled at her shoveling food in her mouth than her surliness. hee hee heeeeee

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@808marv u remember when u saw a pic of a yogurt cup? killer call, marv, this was shot in april -- before any of us knew how to edit video on imovie. then we all got together for a crash course from @johngarcia , then, since it's an evergreen, we slotted it for when we didn't have breaking food coverage like ets or a something timely like a new restaurant review or we're on it. @Melissa808 @LenaHanson

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@Mariko you see!!! I really wanted to stop for Fijian curry. "no time, no time." I'll just go there myself next time.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@Melissa808 @Mariko next time i'll do all 3: get curry takeout, eat the pastrami melt, have onoyo for dessert. after i visit opal thai. and if it's sunday, that brazilian truck...

jlieu
jlieu

@Melissa808 Okay that means I need to eat with you and Mari more! LOL

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@Melissa808 @MyongChoi i was greatly disoriented the whole time. drive 45 minutes out of town, and i cd have been in seasia, right down to the chickens and cats running around. i haven't eaten like that since the outskirts of chiang mai, after i got robbed on the overnight bus and the police took me to lunch. then we drove down the road in different directions and ended up in different places. north shore, i mean. it was a lot of fun!

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