About the Hula Girl Truck
Hawaii conjures dreams of palm trees, deep blue waters, white beaches and new foods. In 1959, Hawaii became a state – bringing forth development and tourism. The Pan Am Clipper starting bringing visitors on a regular schedule to explore the islands and culture of Hawaii. Hula Girl wants to embody the original excitement that people had for discovering the exotic nature of Hawaii.
Some will remember funny drinks with umbrellas, anything skewered with pineapple, Elvis, Hawaii 5-0 or a mustached Tom Selleck buzzing around the island in that red Ferrari! However, the Hawaiian Islands have always been home to exotic and wonderfully flavorful produce, with colors and textures as rich as the islands themselves. Hawaii is a true crossroad of cultures – a true multi-cultural melting pot. Immigrants melding with local cuisines and making Hawaiian food its own truly special experience.
Pulling from the melting pot, HULA GIRL will focus on one of the mainstays of Hawaii – Teriyaki. Influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Korean immigrants that brought soy sauce, ginger, rice and sesame flavors into Hawaii. It is from this place that we gain the inspiration to introduce Washington DC to Hawaiian plate lunches. HULA GIRL is an opportunity for cultural spillover. And while our history shows a blending of cultures and DNA, our recipes remain authentic.