There are several iconic flavors associated with the Hawaiian Islands, but perhaps nothing captures the everyday fare of this tropical paradise like the famous Kalua Pork Pineapple Sausage from Porky’s Kauai. One of just three items on the menu, this mobile culinary creation station’s motto is “aloha in a bun,” and boy do they deliver. From a simple idea and a perfectly executed concept, Porky’s restaurant has grown from its humble beginnings in 2013 into a fleet of two food trucks, now most commonly spotted in Waimea and Kapaa.
The Menu at Porky’s Kauai
Short and sweet – the menu at Porky’s restaurant is perfect for those who battle indecision and fear large menus. Here it is comfort food with island flare, and you have three options.
First, the Pineapple Sausage, a pork sausage infused with chunks of sweet pineapple on a toasted French roll. The ‘dog is topped with slow-cooked Kalua pork, fresh pineapple, grilled sweet onions, and Porky’s own BBQ sauce (available spicy or sweet).
Your second option is a beef hot dog that foregoes the pineapple infusion but maintains everything else that the Pineapple Sausage gets right. The beef and Kalua pork are a savory explosion of taste, and the barbecue sauce is sweet and tangy and smoky and delicious and…just get one. Trust us.
Lastly, the newest addition to the menu is the Kalua pork grilled cheese sandwich. Havarti and Muenster cheeses mingle together with layers of savory, tender pork and grilled onions. Served on toasted cheese bread with a side of Porky’s BBQ sauce, we recommend adding Portuguese sausage or bacon to fully maximize the flavor explosion (you can add them to any dog as well, for just $1). All this, including a drink, is yours for $9 or less!
On the Go
Typically, you can find one of these in-demand food trucks in Kapaa Tuesday-Saturday (10:30am-4:30pm), Waimea Tuesday through Thursday (11am-4pm) and Friday to Saturday (11am-3pm), and in Hanapēpē for the Art Walk on Fridays from 5:30-9pm. Check Porky’s website for special location updates. So bring your appetite and get ready to see why Porky’s is the #1 rated eatery on social media in all of Kaua’i!