If it's your first time definitely recommend getting their dynamite chicken. You always get spicy ahi, why don't you try something else, something that they are known for. Pidgin to Da Max full title: Peppo's Pidgin to Da Max is a of words and phrases by , , and. Rather than giving you an overview of the language as a whole, it shows the urban Honolulu dialect circa 1985, and it's clearly written for locals as an inside joke rather than for haoles like me wanting to learn about the language. I enjoyed the crab and mac salad and even the kim chee was good. Good news was there was a line to order so that tells me their food must be exceptional! For a food truck, the food quality is amazing. I'd definitely recommend both dishes! So ono - we had furikake salmon, chic katsu and Korean chic.
I was happy when my name was called. The first thing you notice is that they serve great portions at a great price. While waiting in line, I searched for their business page on Yelp, everything looked good per Yelp photos and reviews. I didn't get the furikake flavor and didn't really even see it on their. After I was done with my plate, I slowly slipped into Kanak Attack mode and went down for 2 hours! It seemed to be the most appealing at the moment when comparing all the food trucks' offerings. I had to use my gps to find them but it was easy haha Once we got there the line was building up so it was the perfect timing! I had to feed the the fam so I literally ordered everything on the menu. Good ting I waited till I got home to partake my Katsu.
This place does not disappoint. After placing my order, we waited awhile but that was understandable, they were super busy. If ur in a time crunch plan ahead and place a phone order if not expect to wait. I don't prefer it but I really think it's unique. Similar to the book but this one involves Ono kind food. The kimchee was salty and extremely spicy.
When I was talking to my boss work this week, I mentioned to him about this food truck, I told him about this business and I hope that it would work out to have Grinds 2 Da Max at our next Keiki carnival or fundraiser event. It didn't really need the extra dipping sauce, but I really like ginger, so I dipped in the shrimp and ate it with the rice. They also take cards too which is super convenient. For my taste, their Dynamite Katsu was worth the wait. The lines were super long and I know why. Food: We wanted to order the Dynamite Katsu and Dynamite Chicken Bites but they only have chicken on select days. If you just want a book to page through and get some laughs, you'll probably love this.
But it can be helpful — and fun, frankly! They put some crab meat inside the potato salad to make it a nice tasty spin. The shrimp had the great grilled and ginger flavor that you get when you pay much more at the teppanyaki restaurants. It's good to save your cash for the vendors that don't accept card. That said, the cartoons are fun, and the authors especially do a good job of making fun of Hawaiian culture's over the top fear of Samoans. Korean furikake chicken: a little on the sweeter side but nom nom nonetheless Dynamite kastu is the winner for me. We came right when it closed and the girl still let us order, she was sweet about it too.
We saw it at the Ko Olina Children's festival, and it offered the most interesting food at the festival. The dynamite sauce gave the katsu a nice kick. Specials vary each day, days of service vary, but follow their Instagram and get notifications to see if they will be closed, where they're serving at, and specials of the day. So tasty and da Mac and Toss Salad's complimented da plate like one hula halau at da Merri Monarch! Man, am I happy I got this! Good news was there was a line to order so that tells me their food must be exceptional! You can tell Rocky has some Benihana action from back in the day. The dynamite katsu chicken came with 2 scoops of rice, crab mac salad, kim chee, and huge portion of dynamite katsu. However, this also shows at the baseline how Hawaiian culture reacts to other nationalities in Hawaii, without any politically correct papering over, which is a useful tool to understand such a diverse culture.
Overall, it wasn't a complete winner and I wouldn't order it again. Check them out, if you see them at an event or when you out in Kapolei and hangry,please check out Grinds 2 Da Max, look for the red food truck. I would also love to try the dynamite katsu and chicken bites. I finally found a big stack of them at the Talk Story bookstore in Hanpepe on our last day. While reading through tourist magazines, I learned of the existence of Hawaiian pidgin, a creole of languages developed by the different ethnicities that came to work on the 20th century sugar plantations, and I was intrigued. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. I loved the coating and the sauce.
I liked that the Teri steak was thinly sliced; tender with a good Teri sauce. The fried noodle was a little dry and lacked flavor. I am glad I had enough time to decide on what to order, I was ready, when it was finally my turn. They do except plastic so no worry if you no mo tala. You can tell Rocky has some Benihana action from back in the day. They put some crab meat inside the potato salad to make it a nice tasty spin.
The anniversary edition combines the words and illustrations in those two collections in a paperback format. The cashier who took my order, I forgot to ask for her name She was super friendly and esp. This informative, entertaining and sometimes shocking dictionary is an unbeatable resource for all language aficionados out there. Prices are cheap and food portions are huge. It had a very strong dashi taste. With the definitions of most of the words and phrases also given in Pidgin, the book is not clearly intended to be used as a Pidgin-English dictionary, although a reader unfamiliar with the dialect would likely understand most of the entries from context and the illustrations. This was more than enough for the both of us, this would leave room for after the Children's festival for dining out.
We saw it at the Ko Olina Children's festival, and it offered the most interesting food at the festival. I love salmon and is picky when eating salmon. I didn't get the furikake flavor and didn't really even see it on their. I spent the rest of the trip trying to find a bookstore on Kaua'i so that I could buy it. I got to try their food at the Mililani High School First Friday. I finally found a big stack of them at the Talk Story bookstore in Hanpepe on our last I took my first trip to Hawaii in April 2017. Note that you may have to wait awhile for your order, as I believe they make everything from scratch.