Having already tried Giovanni’s and Zane’s Simply Shrimp, it was time now to try Honos Shrimp truck, located in the same food truck lot as Giovanni’s and Zane’s. I found this a little surprising that they would have three shrimp trucks all side by side in such a small space as they’d all be vying for the same customers but this is great for me since I don’t have to go far to try them all.
Honos is almost exclusively a shrimp truck which serves 6 types of shrimp dishes. They have Garlic Shrimp, Garlic Spicy Shrimp, Butter Shrimp, Butter Spicy Shrimp, BBQ Shrimp and Pineapple Shrimp. All the shrimp plates cost $13 each. They also offer a Kalbi plate for $14 and a combination Kalbi / Butter or Butter Spicy Shrimp plate for $15. For those of you in the military, they do give you a military discount for all dishes except the combo Kalbi Shrimp plate (item number 8).
I wanted to try both the garlic shrimp and the spicy shrimp, which they will do for $1 extra. This combination gives you 6 shrimp of each style. The shrimp at Honos Shrimp Truck are medium to large and are butterflied nicely to help keep the flavor on the shrimp and not just the shell. The shrimp were cooked nicely and were not over or undercooked.
The garlic shrimp had a pretty good flavor to it and I liked the way the bits of garlic was all over the shrimp itself and not just the outside shell. They were pretty easy to peel and overall, I thought it was pretty good. The spicy garlic, however, is another story. The sauce was very thick and it actually had a sweet flavor as opposed to a straight hot or spicy savory taste. I didn’t mind that the spicy sauce had some thickness to it but it was so thick and overpowering that the taste of the shrimp was lost. Also, I personally prefer a savory spicy sauce than a sweet spicy sauce with my shrimp. The heat on the sauce was medium so it shouldn’t be too hot for most people.
Overall, the quality of the shrimp itself was pretty good. Most people will probably like the garlic shrimp; however, the spicy shrimp may be a real hit or miss dish. If I were to recommend a plate at Honos Shrimp Truck, it would definitely be the Garlic Shrimp plate.
If you want to give Honos Shrimp Truck a try, I have no idea what their hours of operation are and how many days a week they are open as they do not have it posted on their truck, it’s not listed anywhere on the Yelp page and they do not have a website. My best guess would be to stop by there between 11:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week as I know that’s when Giovanni’s and Okina Cafe (located in the same lot) close their doors.
Here are some photos from my visit to Honos Shrimp Truck
Map to Honos Shrimp Truck