The "Road to Hana" is about 2.5 - 3 hours long depending on where you stay on the West side. The road is long, narrow, winding, and roller-coasterish. I get carsick very easily, so we stopped often along the way to get out and take pictures and eventually I knew I needed some food. Without a doubt, we pulled over at the Island Chef food truck and I immediately smelled garlic and ginger in the air.
After about 45 minutes, our shrimp was ready. The wait was long, but the ambience was friendly and tropical (I had several mosquito bites to prove it), and we were on "island time" after all. The shrimp were huge and had lots of coconut flavor. But it was just ok - I think it suffered from her rushing to complete all the orders to avoid disgruntled patrons (as there were quite a few who did not want to wait as long and thus canceled their orders). Nevertheless, this was the first hot food option along the 2.5 hour long road trip and I was happy to have something in my stomach. The banana bread was more pineapple than banana, yet still moist and not overly sweet. All in all, Island Chef was a fun first food stop during our Hawaiian adventure.
Total Rating: 3.1
Food: 3, Price: 3, Service: 3, Ambience: 4.5, Accessibility: 2
What I ate:
Coconut Shrimp & Chips
Pineapple-Coconut Banana Bread