Kalua Pig Bahn Mi

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 11, 2014.



Kalua Pig Bahn Mi

  • 2 1/2 pounds pork butt, boneless
  • 1/2 tablespoon Hawaiian salt
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 6 (7-inch) French baguette rolls, lightly toasted and cut in half
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, optional
  • 1 cup Vietnamese pickled vegetables (may substitute with lomi salmon)
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced Maui onion
  • Chili pepper water with a splash of fish sauce for dipping (optional)


  1. Place pork, salt, garlic, and liquid smoke into a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 5-7 hours or until meat falls apart.
  3. Lightly spread mayonnaise on baguette, add pork and top with vegetables.
  4. Serve immediately with homemade optional chili pepper water and a splash of fish sauce.

Makes 6 sandwiches.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (without bone, leanest cut and not including splash of fish sauce):
580 calories, 18 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 115 mg cholesterol, greater than 1400 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 47 g protein


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