When you have a craving for Hawaiian food, such as musubi, loco moco, and macaroni salad, stop by Kauai Boba and Barbecue in Lihue. You’ll find large portions of your favorite Hawaiian dishes, great prices, and flavorful food that will keep you coming back.
The most memorable meals don’t have to come from upscale dining establishments. In Kauai, some of the top dishes come from food trucks. Kauai Boba and Barbecue is one of several trucks in a parking lot. Typically catering to employees of the nearby mall and area stores, this truck provides exactly what hardworking people want – tasty food, generous portions, and great prices.
The truck menu includes Hawaiian barbecue entrees and plates, but it also serves an extensive variety of boba drinks from fruity slushes to icy milk teas. You’re certain to find something to sate your hunger from this popular spot.
Try the following recommended items from the menu at Kauai Boba and Barbecue:
Even if you’re not a fan of Spam, you should try Spam Musubi at Kauai Boba and Barbecue. Some call it the best version of this snack on the island. Others argue that it is their top choice among options on all the Hawaiian islands. Musubi includes rice topped with a slice of meat with everything wrapped in a piece of seaweed. It vaguely resembles Japanese onigiri. While you can get either chicken katsu or barbecue chicken musubi, the Spam variation ranks among visitors’ favorites. Each Spam Musubi is much bigger than you’ll find elsewhere, and one for a snack or side is plenty to fill you up.
Like the musubi, the Sesame Balls are enormous at Kauai Boba and Barbecue. One diner noted that theirs was almost as big as their fist. These balls come fresh and hot out of the fryer, so be careful with your first few bites. These balls consist of various fillings surrounded by mochi and rolled in sesame seeds.
Boba Milk Tea
Of course, when visiting a place with boba in its name, you have to try the boba drinks. While not all places around Kauai have great boba, Kauai Boba and Barbecue does. The drinks have the perfect balance of sweetness and flavor and the boba pearls are soft. Choose from dozens of flavors for your drink, including real fruit options, and several boba flavors. Recommended combinations include lychee boba in honeydew, passion fruit with lychee boba, real fruit mango with mango boba, and iced coffee with pineapple jelly. These chilly drinks hit the spot when you want to treat yourself to something cool and sweet.
The Hawaiian Plate comes with Pork Lau Lau and Kalua Pork with Cabbage. Visitors note that both types of pork on this plate are flavorful and tender. Pork Lau Lau is a rare treat that does not appear at every restaurant. This dish includes rich pork steamed inside a taro leaf. Visitors rave about the tenderness of the meat in this dish, but don’t fill up too much. Leave room for the equally tender and tasty Kalua Pork.
Even people who don’t like cabbage still enjoy the greens with the Kalua Pork. The rich pork and flavorful seasonings make this entrée a treat. The Hawaiian Plate comes with rice and macaroni salad. Opt for these default sides to enjoy a real taste of the Islands.
Kauai Boba and Barbecue is a very popular food truck in the area, and you will agree after you sample any of its great boba drinks or tasty Hawaiian foods. Stop by for a hearty meal or a cool drink when you want great food and beverage quality in a no-frills site.
-Be prepared to wait due to the popularity of this food truck and because all food is prepared when you order it.
-Look for covered picnic benches nearby for outdoor seating.
-Keep an eye on your food if you sit at the outdoor benches. Local chickens freely roam the area begging for food from visitors.
-There is no dedicated parking for this food truck. Parking is only available across the street.