Food La La: ‘TOSS’ back some street food on Sheridan

Oct. 28, 2011 | 4 Comments



BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Last week, I went to check out “Trucks on Sheridan Street” — also known as “TOSS Thursday” — next to the Walmart store at 700 Keeaumoku St. Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a group of food trucks line up right next to the Keeaumoku Walmart.

As much as I love food trucks gathered together in one location, I can never decide which one to eat from. That is why I love that these trucks started a sampler special. For $8, you get to try an item from each of the four participating trucks.

The specials:

» The Curb Truck: Choose any tea, coffee, or Italian soda
» Da Ala Cart: Chicken Tsukune
» Tiki Truck: Taco of the Day
» Puffettes: One order of Egg Puffs

Owned and operated by Sumner Ohye, the Curb Truck is great for caffeine lovers with a nice selection of coffee, tea, and Italian crème soda.  Sumner is serious and extremely passionate when it comes to drink making. He attended several coffee conferences around the nation and strives to make delicious and creative drinks.

The chocolate mint coffee is like a dessert coffee because it tastes just like an Andes mint.  The iced Chai-Ya Latte is filled with lots of flavor and a kick of spice. It reminded me of a fancy eggnog with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Chocolate Mint coffee, Princess Peach tea and an Iced Chai-Ya Latte from the Curb Truck.

Da Ala Cart is owned by Chris Quisote. His specializes in Japanese “street style” food with a menu consisting of grilled musubi, chicken wings, and various skewered meats.

Quisote and his niece, Kaori.

This is the chicken tsukune that comes with the sampler special. It’s ground chicken mixed with maui onions and scallions on a stick topped with their homemade shoyu citrus sauce. Delicious!

The Tiki Truck serves up gyros and tacos made with local ingredients. Owner Abe Jazmin missed the tacos he enjoyed when he lived in California, so he decided to recreate them with his own special twist.

The Chicken Adobe Taco came with the sampler. The chicken was topped with pickled mango, onions, cilantro, and a very creamy sauce.

Puffettes truck owner, Kent Lee, serves up a popular Hong Kong snack called egg puffs. They’re like small waffle balls that are slightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. So light and easy to eat, I could pop them in my mouth all day long.

Their newest flavor is banana and tastes like a very light banana bread. Currently, my favorite flavor is chocolate because the texture reminds of chocolate mochi!

Also at “TOSS” was a cute, orange former postal truck called the All Kine Ice Cream Truck. They are not part of the $8 sampler special, but might join in the future. Truck owner Andrew Slaughter really does have an assortment of “all kine” ice cream sundaes, sandwiches, and cones.

He even sells loco moco flavor icy treats for dogs!

He also recently began making grilled cheese sandwiches. This one contains havarti cheese, apples, basil, and salami for $4.50.


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Lindsey Muraoka blogs about food and drink for the Pulse. Contact her on Twitter or via email at foodlalablog@gmail.com.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQ4MIJUY2CKJKPKYUN2KCTIOX4 Dan

    Thanks for the great info. I did not know about the food trucks there and finding out that they have a sampler special is especially timely and helpful.

    • Lindsey Muraoka

      Thanks Dan! Hope you’re able to check it out sometime! =)

  • http://twitter.com/colin800 colin800

    Thanks! Never heard of this until you blogged about it! Gonna have to ck it out!

  • Anonymous

    Yum yum