The Oregonian's 2007 Restaurant of the Year... Portland Monthly's[masked] Best Restaurants... Restaurants and Institutions Top[masked] Restaurants... Pok Pok is a little known gem of a restaurant serving authentic Thai street food. No Pad Thai here... Pok Pok has a take-away shack as well as their "Whiskey Soda Lounge" where parties may sit. Vegetarian options are LIMITED in keeping with this particular style of Thai food...
Click here for: To go MENU from the shack...
Click here for: Whiskey Soda Lounge Diner MENU (we'll be ordering from this) This is a small place hence the RSVP limit. If you don't get on the list, post on our message board and gather others to go with you!!
Please note Pok Pok cannot do separate checks... so please bring cash in small denominations; it will take longer for us to cash out if we all pay with $20s and then each need change...so it's ideal if you can bring $1s, $5s and $10s. Sample of mouth watering entrees:
Cha Ca La Vong, 14.00 Catfish marinated in turmeric and sour sticky rice, fried in turmeric oil with scallions and dill, served on rice vermicelli with peanuts, mint and nouc cham. Our stab at the famous dish from La Vong Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Da Cham's">Cham's Laap Muang, $10.00 Northern Thai spicy minced pork salad with Northern Thai spices, herbs and crispy fried shallots and garlic. Learned from Da Cham, a friend's father from the village Muu Baan Saluang Nai near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Het Paa Naam Tok, $9.50 Spicy Isaan forest mushroom “salad” with soy sauce, lime and chili powder dressing, shallots,lemongrass,mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder. Vegetarian
Hoi Thawt, $10.50 Crispy broken crepe with steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, eggs, garlic chives and bean sprouts served with Shark Sri Racha sauce. Thai street vendor’s specialty, popular in night markets.
HOUSE SPECIALTY: Kai Yaang, Half Bird $6.50 / Whole Bird $11.00 Roasted natural game hen rubbed with lemongrass, garlic, pepper and cilantro served with a spicy sweet and sour dipping sauce. Our signature dish.
Papaya Pok Pok (available vegetarian), $8.00 Green papaya salad with tomatoes, long beans, Thai chili, lime juice, tamarind, fish sauce, garlic, palm sugar, dried shrimp and peanuts made to order in the pok pok (mortar and pestle). Our namesake. Add Salted Black Crab $2.50 extra
Yangshuo Beer Fish, $22.00 Yangshuo Beer Fish Whole fried Golden Tilapia braised in beer, raw brown sugar, soy and vinegar with chilies, scallions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes. Southern Chinese specialty from the town of Yangshuo on the Li River near Guilin.