Made it to the original Portland pokpokpdx! Famous Ike's fish sauce wings. Spicy sweet umami sauce with crunchy fried bits of garlic.
Hoi Thawt crispy broken crepe with steamed fresh mussels, eggs, garlic chives and bean sprouts, served with shark sriracha sauce pokpokpdx
Portland > Pok Pok
Our lunch at Pok Pok was the best meal of the trip and not just because we were starving when we got here. The green papaya salad and Yam Samun Phrai herbal salad were a refreshing start to the meal. Both dishes could be made vegetarian, and it’s a good thing we got the chili on the side. The vegetarian Khao Soi was the standout for me. Bouncy, thick noodles topped with crispy noodles in a slurpable curry broth.
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Every pokpokpdx visit must start with the fish sauce wings. They come in spicy and not spicy, both delicious! #MFPpnw SNAPCHAT missfoodieprobs for more from today!
The pokpokpdx spread kai yaang (half chicken stuffed with lemongrass, garlic, pepper, cilantro served with spicy/sweet/sour & tamarind dipping sauces) phat khanaeng (stir fried brussel sprouts with Thai chilies, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce) hoi thawt (crispy broken crepe with mussels, eggs, garlic, chives, bean sprouts served with Thai sriracha sauce) het paa naam tok (spicy forest mushroom salad with lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro, toasted rice powder) #MFPpnw SNAPCHAT missfoodieprobs for more from today!
We're back at it again with these #Vietnamese styled wings from the Northern Thai cuisine place that originated in #Portland. Ike's are the item of choice to get when hitting up #PokPok in #DTLA. The salty/ savory wings definitely pair well with some stick rice and a drink. Luckily, this location also has a liquor license. Checking this place out? Take some photos and tag us in them! #2LiveAndDineInLA www.2LiveAndDineInLA.com
For dinner I choice Pok Pok. I’d been hearing about how this place had really authentic Thai food and really good wings. I saw this place on No Reservations (the one in NY though) and figured we should stop and check it out.
The menu can be a little overwhelming and it was mostly filled with items I’d never heard of before. You don’t see any Pad Thai on this menu. I kept it simple and only ordered two things since I had a plan. Always have a plan.
[ike’s vietnamese fish sauce wings / $14.50]
The first and probably most famous dish is the Fish Sauce Wings. They use whole chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and sugar. Then they’re deep fried and tossed in caramelized fish sauce and garlic. They’re spicy but not overly OMG spicy, but more of a subtle spicy flavor in the background. The wings are quite large since you get the wing and drumstick together and you get the wing tip included (not like at other places). I remember these being good but not being blow my mind amazing, if you know what I mean. Good flavor, excellent crispiness and the wings were really juicy. No complaints about them but… maybe a tiny bit overhyped?
[muu sateh / $12.50]
The other dish I picked was called Muu Sateh. It is pork lion skewers marinated in coconut milk and turmeric and grilled over charcoal. Served with peanut sauce, cucumber relish and grilled bread. There’s a little note on the menu that said, “Yes. Bread is what it’s really served with in Thailand!” What the three of us really adored about this dish was the peanut sauce! Holy cow, the peanut sauce was amazingly good – one of the best I’ve had – and I thought that was more drool worthy than the wings. The pork skewers were quite lovely and but I really I used used the pork and the bread as a vessel for getting more of that peanut sauce into my mouth.
Tamarind Whiskey Sour and Mango Alexander These cocktails paired really well with our meal #PokPok #Portland #PortlandEats #PDXeats #Cocktails
Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (Spicy) Pok Pok's infamous wings are sticky and flavorful! Don't forget to add a side of rice to balance out the savory wings #PokPok #Portland #PortlandEats #PDXeats #ChickenWings
Kung Op Wun Sen-Wild caught gulf prawns baked in clay pot over charcoal with pork belly The sauce for this dish was everything Overall, we really enjoyed our visit at Pok Pok. Such a quaint and fun place to share food, family style. #PokPok #Portland #PortlandEats #PDXeats #GlassNoodles #PorkBelly #GulfPrawns
Prior to visiting, I had asked a couple of foodies food recommendations. Pok Pok was one of the restaurants that came up. One the evening of our first day, our job responsibilities landed us in the neighborhood where the restaurant is. For starters, don't come expecting this to be a fancy looking restaurant but do expect the food to be good. Pok Pok is a Thai restaurant bringing all the flavors and creativity of Southeast Asia to America, focusing mainly on the flavors of North & Northeast Thailand. We were served their Pandan flower infused water(which actually tastes like tortillas and had me confused.lol). I ordered their " Cha Ca 'La Vong'", their take on a Vietnamese restaurant's catfish dish marinated in turmeric and sour rice. The dish was surprisingly delicious! I also had a taste of their Vietnamese fish-sauce wings and they were fab!
Saw so many documentaries about this place, so had to go! Basically an american chef who makes authentic Northern Thai food- everything is made from scratch and there's so many dishes you typically can't get in the states :0 Ike's vietnamese fish sauce wings, boar collar, pork shoulder & pork belly curry, and curry noodle soup with chicken
Chicken Wings at Pok Pok
IKE’S VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE WINGS, $14.50.
Pok Pok’s chef Andy Ricker won the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northwest in 2011. That says enough on its own, but I’ll continue. The restaurant space itself and the long, detailed menu offer clues of chef Ricker’s travels through Asia in search of the best recipes to bring to his own establishment.Menu items are a collection of favorite dishes from various parts of Thailand that tell the story of people he’s met and the hometowns from which his fellow kitchen members hail.
NEUA NAAM TOK: SPICY FLANK STEAK SALAD, $14.
The chicken wings are a signature. I take back what I said before about Asian chicken wings, these are out of this (side of the) world. My second favorite dish was the Flank Steak Salad. The Catfish salad is worth a try, but my hunch is that so is everything else on the menu. If you go, go wild. The cocktails are professional, tropical twists on the classics.
LAAP PLAA DUUK YAANG ISAAN : CHARCOAL GRILLED CATFISH SALAD, $15.
The restaurant’s interior is a trip itself. Outdoor, jungle-like seating or indoor cabana-like seating are your options. The spaces are connected with lots of bare wood, colored string lights and lush vegetation. You have to go at off times to avoid the line. If you encounter a crowd, however, have no fear. Pok Pok has its own whiskey lounge across the street. See, Portland’s dining whizzes have thought of everything.
Lunch pokpokpdx did not disappoint: Ike's Fish Sauce Wings really are all that; yam tuna salad was bright, spicy, refreshing; and wild gulf prawn clay pot was earthy and full of umami goodness. Stumptown Vietnamese iced coffee was a nice counterpoint to the spice and great energizer for an afternoon exploring Portland!
Pok Pok is a Thai restaurant located on Southeast Division Street in Portland, Oregon. It is one of a chain of restaurants under the Pok Pok and Whiskey Soda Lounge Names, and prides itself on providing guests with Asian fusion food of the utmost quality. It is highly rated across multiple reviewing platforms, with an average rating well over 90%.
Reviewers loved the food at Pok Pok, and highly recommended their meat oriented dishes such as the boar collar and game hens. However, many reviewers did mention that this wasn't your typical Thai restaurant, and commonly found items were not on the menu; a point that didn't matter for most, but did for some. Prices were found to be a little on the high end for the portions.
Overall, reviewers seemed to love the themed decor and atmosphere, and how active it seemed. On the other hand, it was noted that individuals looking for a quieter atmosphere may want to look elsewhere.
Finally, most reviewers had great experiences with service, and praised it on being friendly. Please note that reservations require 5 or more persons, and that the entire party needs to be present in order to be seated. Since the restaurant is popular, wait times can get long.n/a