Within the last year I’d say, food trucks have become pretty trendy in Honolulu. Not only can you find food trucks roaming around town, but you can also find them at various events and gatherings throughout the month. Discover Kaka’ako recently featured a food truck rally in the parking lot fronting Ward theaters, and then there’s always what I find to be the most popular event: Eat the Street (@StreetGrindz on Twitter). It’s another food truck rally, but this one occurs monthly — each with a different theme. Sometime it’s cheese, sometime it’s spicy, and sometimes if you’re lucky, it’s bacon.
All that aside, my favorite food truck that I’ve tried so far is the Whatcha Fillin’ truck, the perfect combination of savory and sweet products — a filling little meal or snack for cheap (each only $3!). They’re the only truck I actively seek out on my own time. I even like them on Facebook, which is a big deal for me.
They sell these delicious little waffle cakes. And don’t be fooled — they may look little, but they are very filling. They don’t look like your typical waffles. They actually look more like stuffed pancakes, and if you’re familiar with ebelskivers, a danish pastry, they even remind me of bigger versions of those. Typically the truck sells two to three savory cakes and two to three sweet ones.
I personally like to buy one savory and one sweet when I have the cash, The last time I went I tried the Mac Daddy (bacon mac and cheese) and the Cookie (Oreo cookie filling). There is a little bit of a wait for your order, but it’s worth it, trust me. The truck just recently started selling at the Diamond Head lot at 3212 Monsarrat Avenue (across the street from the Aloha Gas, and next to Coffee Bean & Tea Life). After you order, there are some covered wooden benches and tables at the back of the lot where you can sit and wait for them to bring out your delectable waffle cakes.
I think a key part to running a successful food truck is social media — and these guys have it down. They post their menus the day before on their Facebook page, and they’re constantly interacting with their guests on Instagram and Twitter (@WhatchaFillin). They’re just great all around. They’re open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or until they sell out, so stop by!
Have you tried any of Whatcha Fillin’s waffle cakes? If so which is your favorite? Or do you have another favorite food truck? Let me know in the comments below!