After getting back from Maui over the Christmas break, I could only think about one thing: “Where the heck can I get some of that delicious Hawaiian pulled pork?” I thought I would never taste that delicious pork again, but then a friend took me to “The Big Kahuna” at Mimi’s Trailer Park Eatery, where I got my Hawaiian fix.
Between the three food trailer locations, Mimi’s, Tanger Outlet, and The Hitch, there are over a dozen of different types of cuisine offered. The variety of cuisines, many of which can only be found at the trailers, are a main selling point for the food trailer parks.
The Big Kahuna, for instance, brings the flavors of Hawaii all the way to San Marcos. It offers island style meals including Kalua pork and cabbage sliders, Hawaiian style chicken or beef Bulgogi, and even seared Ahi Tuna. Owner Mark Jacobsen said his menu was inspired by meals he ate while living in Maui. “I really enjoy the Ahi Poki, it’s like Hawaiian ceviche,” said Big Kahuna regular Kerri Driver. “It’s a large serving of tuna and it comes with a traditional side salad, a perfect meal before a game of sand volley ball.