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Romy’s maintains tradition of true Kahuku shrimp

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    The Romy’s crew: Romy Aguinaldo, right; and his wife, Terry; their daughter Kaylene, holding her 3-year-old daughter Kara; and her husband, Rusty Arneson.

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    Harvesting of shrimp and prawns is all done by hand. At left, Josh Brock, Giovani Maneclang and Michael Morikawa drag a net across a pond.

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    Tour operator Glenn Oshiro, right, helps Kenji Kobayashi unhook a prawn just pulled from the pond.

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    Crustaceans that are destined to be served at Romy’s Kahuku restaurant.

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    From left, Romy’s butter and garlic sauteed shrimp plate, butter and garlic sauteed combination shrimp plate, and steamed prawn plate.

Today, true Kahuku shrimp and prawns are served only at the distinctively red Romy’s Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp. Of the handful of North Shore stands that used to sell live shrimp, only Romy’s remains in business. Read more

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