“Everything tastes better fried.”
That was enough to lure me to the corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard to check out Hawaii’s Fried Musubi (@friedmusubiHI), a new food truck run by a mother-and-daughter team that boasts a menu of fried goodness.
Julia Vuong, or Mama, who has more than 30 years of culinary experience, runs the kitchen. Her daughter, Sophia, brings the innovation. Together — and with assistance from brother Alan — they have devise a fairly simple menu of complicated proportions.
Consider this: There are three versions of a fried musubi — Da Classic Spam Musubi, Hawaiian Styled Ahi Musubi and the Spicy “Bomb” Musubi, all paired with your choice of pesto or wasabi aioli. Then there are the daily specials, which often includes one of the best pork spring rolls around. And finally — and to use, the showcase item — Mama’s Home Made Fried Chicken. Easily, this is the best fried chicken I’ve had, possibly ever.
But that’s not it. Hawaii’s Fried Musubi also serves up dessert — fried dessert. We’re talking deep-fried Oreos, cupcakes and Twinkies.
It opened this week to rave reviews, long lines and a sell-out on its first day.
Hawaii’s Fried Musubi (food truck), 777 Ward Ave. in parking lot on corner of Ward Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (808) 391-3835