The Elephant Truck
I wanted to share another story about our trip to Hawaii. One of the days we were there, the kids took us out to the North Shore to enjoy the drive, do some snorkeling and just relax and enjoy the view.
Speaking of the view, it was just spectacular! Of course no matter where you go in Hawaii, you just feel so lucky and blessed to enjoy visiting such a special place. One of the first places we stopped was to the Coffee Roaster. We had a great mug of coffee which fueled us for our drive.
Dan & Deb at the Coffee Shop
As we traveled on during the day we seen a coconut stand where I had my first taste of fresh coconut water, delicious! A new favorite. We also stopped at Matsumoto Shave Ice. (Yes, not a typo, it’s shave ice, not shaved!) Lines were out the door, but Melissa and Ben assured us it was worth the wait! Unfortunately, I neglected to snap any pictures of the shave ice, but I did get this fun photo!
That day we spent some time walking the beach and was lucky enough to see this beautiful turtle. She was relaxing on the beach and we were able to get really close – about six feet away from this marvelous creature. Turtles are protected from being harassed in Hawaii and there was a guardian nearby to ensure she wasn’t being bothered.
For dinner that afternoon we decided to eat at a food truck.
Just across from where we snorkeled, it was named The Elephant Truck specializing in Thai cuisine.
Have you ever eaten from a food truck? They have become their own little culture now. Like you’re dining at a Five Star restaurant, but without all the fufu. The Elephant Truck did not disappoint! We ordered a Papaya Salad, Pad Thai and a Eggplant Vegetable Sir Fry – it was all excellent. We dined under an umbrella on a picnic bench with some very interested parties, watching over any crumbs!
Afterwards I googled the reviews on Yelp and 41 reviews gave this rolling restaurant 4.5 stars, excellent food!
Now I’m not an expert in Asian Food, but it’s really one of my favorite cuisine’s. I wanted to share with you my version of Thai street food that commemorates our dining experience at the food truck. If you’re looking for a simple but delicious dish, this comes together in less than a half hour and is packed with flavor – please try this for dinner tonight! Noodley Thai Bowl