Hawaiian Fried Chicken with Chef Kyle Kawakami

Chef Kyle is the Ultimate Food Truck King in Maui… His Hawaiian Fried “Mochiko” Chicken is so popular his customers wrap around the block to get it!

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Kyle Kawakami
Chef / Food Truck King
Chef Kyle Kawakami brought his gourmet food truck, Maui Fresh Streatery, to the island in 2013 and has received tons of recognition from near and far for his unique cuisine. With a constantly changing menu, Chef Kyle serves up dishes like Hoisin Grilled 1/2 Rack of Australian Lamb,

Vietnamese Grilled Boneless Pork w/ Coconut Peanut Sauce, and Thai Green Seafood Curry. It’s healthy local food that, in Hawaiian, you’d call “ono,” or delicious.

Chef Kyle has a degree in zoology, having studied at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and also studied culinary arts from Maui Community College, where he received the Chancellor’s Regent Award and Outstanding Culinary Award. He later went back to teach. While a student, he was mentored by executive chef Tylun Pang at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort. He combined studying with travel to California, Washington, and Oregon, which formed his research to start a food truck that didn’t serve typical food truck fare.Find him on Instagram to see what weekly special he is whipping up. You can find him and his “Big Red” food truck at Ultimate Air Maui (21 La’a St – Trampoline Park) from 5-7pm on Fridays. It’s close to the Kahului, Maui Airport. Get there early though; he sells out every Friday night.

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