Jul 23, 2015

Review: Firehouse Subs - King's Hawaiian Pork & Slaw Sandwich

Firehouse Sub’s King's Hawaiian Pork & Slaw Sandwich features 12-hour pit-smoked pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, and Hawaiian coleslaw on toasted King's Hawaiian bread.

I picked one up for $6.69.

Pulled pork is always one of those menu items that I'm skeptical about when I see it on a chain restaurant’s menu. Often it comes out more like pork mush and is a far cry from the traditional barbecue dish I love.

Firehouse’s take on pulled pork was refreshingly authentic. The pork was savory, salty, and fatty. I'm not sure exactly how much work is done in the store but they succeeded in making it taste like freshly pulled pork, complete with a few chunky bites you don’t get with the shredded wet pork mush other places try to pass off.

The pepper jack cheese was melted onto the pork, adding a gooier texture but the taste was only subtle. The coleslaw is cabbage based and is made with sweet mustard as well as mayo. It was crisp and just a little sweet, which was fine because the King's Hawaiian bread provided ample sweetness to the sandwich. It also did a good job of soaking up all the moisture and staying consistent. My bun didn’t look like it was going to make it but I wasn't left eating my pulled pork with a fork so I was satisfied.

Overall, I enjoyed Firehouse's King's Hawaiian Pork & Slaw. It’s not quite your average take on a pulled pork sandwich as there’s no sign of barbecue or hot sauce, but what is there is done right. If you don't live somewhere near an authentic BBQ place and you’ve got a hankering, this might be the way to go to satiate that craving.

Nutritional Info - Firehouse Sub's King’s Hawaiian Pork & Slaw
Calories - 1092.7
Fat - 68.1g (Saturated Fat - 24.3g)
Sodium -1716.2mg
Carbs - 78.4g (Sugars - 35.6g)
Protein - 47.3g

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