Food trucks offer a simple option for mobile mealtime, as diners can avoid the messy splatter of foodapults and the pureed sandwiches of large hadron colliders. Dine conveniently with today's Groupon: for $16, you get a punch card for $35 worth of internationally themed tacos from Shogunai Tacos. Groupon customers will receive a punch card for five $7 visits and may use up to two punches per trip.
The cheerful orange Shogunai Tacos truck travels throughout Honolulu, faithfully announcing its exact whereabouts through Twitter, Facebook, and other social-media outlets. Promoter Matt Duffy and chef Kamal Jemmari's love of international travel influences their taco creations, which rotate daily and range from classic Mexican to the Osaka Jo, a Japanese taco with ginger-marinated pork, shoyu, garlic, lemon and shoyu, sprouts, lettuce, and Shogunai sauce ($6.50). Zeus's Glory, Shogunai's Greek taco, pelts thunderbolts of kalamata olives and feta cheese onto lamb gyro meat and garlic-tzatziki sauce ($6.50) and intercontinental appetizers include Moroccan-spiced pommes frites ($4) and couscous.
Shogunai Tacos's oversized kitchen-on-wheels cruises around Honolulu to quell hunger pains with its eclectic array of globally-inspired tacos. Chef Kamal Jemmari whisks his customers around the world with his panoply of dishes, all served in the form of tacos. Melted cheddar cheese with pastrami and Japanese-inspired ginger- and shoyu-marinated pork create unique taco hybrids, and tender lamb, kalamata olives, and feta cheese soak in tzatziki sauce on the Greek taco. The chef's internationally infused take on the Mexican staple has attracted media attention, with favorable reviews from KTV4 and articles on the owners' love of Japanese cuisine. Jemmari ramps up his production with the catering menu, eschewing tortillas altogether in favor of expansive, multi-course Moroccan dinners.