Pok Pok

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Chef-owner Andy Ricker of Pok Pok - Portland, OR

3226 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-1387
www.pokpokpdx.com
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm

Corrugated metal roofs, colored strings of lights, and tables gather in a ramshackle fashion around the shack that pushes out some of the best food in town. Chef Andy Ricker began his restaurant empire—and opened Portlandians’ eyes in the process to the plethora of amazing Thai dishes that somehow never quite make it to the United States—with this first spot. Here Ricker lets the flavors of Chiang Mai sing without being tempted to do anything too radical to the food. He makes a few necessary substitutions, like game hens in place of small Thai chickens for his Pok Pok special, but for the most part, it’s all about leaving well enough alone. Ricker objects to the word “authentic” but…well…you'll taste it for yourself.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Yam Samun Phrai: Northern Thai Herbal Salad, White Turmeric, Carrots, Parsnips, Betel Leaf, Basil, Lime Leaf, Lemongrass, Sawtooth, Fried Shallots, Cashews, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Dried Shrimp, Ground Pork, Thai Chilies, and Coconut Milk Dressing
  • Khanom Jiin Sao Naam: Southern Thai Thin Rice Vermicelli, Fresh Pineapple, Ginger, Green Mango, Dried Shrimp, Thai Chilies, Garlic, Sweet and Sour Dressing, and Coconut Cream
  • Sai Ua Samun Phrai: Chiang Mai Sausage with Herbs, Burmese Curry Powder and Aromatics, Naam Phrik Num (Spicy Green Chile Dip), Khaep Muu (Thai Pork Rinds), and Crudités

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