Thursday, March 14, 2019

Sunset Smokehouse

Sunset Smokehouse is a food truck located on S Kamehameha Hwy in Wahiawa, Hawaii.


At the time of this blog post, the truck was parked near the Jack in the Box near the corner of Kam Hey and California Avenue.

Typical Texas BBQ choices here, which include brisket, pulled pork, sausage, pork spare ribs, and beef ribs. You can get a meat plate, which includes pickles, cut onions, and Hawaiian sweet roll (instead of the traditional Texas toast), or a sandwich. You can also buy meats or sides by the pound (or a fraction of a pound).



If you got a group of 4-6 people with you, the "Shiner" ($95) could be an option. One beef rib, one pound of brisket, one pound of pork ribs, a half pound of pulled pork, and two beef sausage links. Not sure if any sides are included.

I didn't see any tables set up in the area, and since my friend and I were heading towards the beach anyway, we decided on a sandwich.

The Crazy Texan ($14) includes brisket, pulled pork, and sliced sausage on a bun with pickles and cut raw onions. Everything was outstanding. Tender brisket had that amazing smoke ring. Juicy pulled pork. Love the natural casing on the sausage.

For $1 more, I got my sandwich with slaw in it. I got the ATX slaw (the airport abbreviation for Austin, Texas). Crunchy, peppery, with little mayo in there, just how I like it. It worked well with the raw onions and tangy pickles. They put the slaw on the bottom of the sandwich, with the meats on top.



You can get sides of their spicy BBQ sauce or regular sweet BBQ sauce to go. Everything was seasoned wonderfully, so you don't even need BBQ sauce to enjoy this one. That's proper BBQ for you.

I did try the spicy BBQ sauce. Delicious and only the slightest spice. Perfect pairing with the BBQ.



There's a parking lot with a Jack in the Box nearby. Sunset Smokehouse explicitly warns their patrons not to park there, since cars could possibly towed if you do that.


Sunset Smokehouse constantly gets elite ratings, and it's easy to see why. These guys know their BBQ. It's a must-try when on Oahu. 9.25/10

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