Specialties of the house
Kai Yaang Tua 25
Whole roasted Bo Bo chicken stuffed with garlic, lemongrass, pepper and fresh coriander. Served with spicy sweet & sour and tamarind dipping sauces. Needs Sticky Rice!
Papaya Pok Pok (Available Vegetarian) 12
Central Thai-style spicy green papaya salad with tomatoes, long beans, Thai chile, lime juice, tamarind, fish sauce, garlic, palm sugar, dried shrimp and peanuts, made to order in the pok pok (mortar and pestle). Available Isaan style: Add whole salted rice paddy crab, naam plaa raak and dry chiles. (Buyer beware: This version is very hot, fishy, salty, sour, not sweet! Order at own risk.) +3 dollars
Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (Available spicy) 16
Natural Draper Valley chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and sugar, deep fried, tossed in caramelized Phu Quoc fish sauce and garlic and served with Vietnamese table salad. Based on Pok Pok PDX cook Ike’s recipe from his home in Vietnam.
Aahaan Kap Khao
Food eaten with rice as part of a shared meal
Yam Samun Phrai (Available Vegetarian) 15
Chiang Mai version of an herbal salad with white turmeric, carrot, parsnip, betel leaf, basil, lime leaf, lemongrass, sawtooth, fried shallots, cashews, peanuts, sesame seeds, dry shrimp, ground pork and Thai chiles in a mild coconut milk dressing.
Yam Khai Dao 12add ground pork and prawns 15
Crispy fried farm egg salad with lettuce, Chinese celery, carrots, onions, garlic, Thai chiles and cilantro, with a lime, fish sauce, palm sugar dressing. Aroy maak (delicious)!
Yam Makheua Yao 15
Smoky grilled long eggplant salad with spicy dressing of Thai chiles, lime, fish sauce and palm sugar, topped with boiled egg, dry shrimp, pork, prawns, shallots and crispy garlic. Perennial Pok Pok favorite.
Sunny’s Yam Wun Sen Chao Wang 18
Spicy and sour glass noodle salad with mussels, naem (a house-made sour pork sausage), ground pork, dry shrimp, Chinese celery, pickled garlic, Thai chiles, shallots and carrot. Lime, fish sauce, garlic oil dressing. Recipe courtesy Khun Sunny Chailert of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Tam Kai Yaang 15
Spicy roasted game hen salad with long beans, tomatoes, peanuts, Chinese celery, cilantro, Thai chiles, dry shrimp garlic, lime, palm sugar, fish sauce. Made in the pok pok, the Thaiglish name for the Isaan mortar and pestle.
Laap Muu Khua Phrae 19
Phrae-style spicy hand-minced pork “salad” with aromatics, spices, herbs, cracklings and crispy fried garlic. Served with phak sot. Flavored with indigenous spices of the region: Makhwen (relative of Szechuan pepper), Diiplii (long pepper) and Ma Laep (wild harvested seed that is citrusy, spicy and slightly numbing).
Laap Plaa Duuk Yaang Isaan 19
Spicy Northeastern Thai chopped-to-order, smoked catfish salad with lemongrass, galangal, herbs, toasted rice powder, dried chilies, lime juice and fish sauce. Served with phak sot.
Neua Naam Tok 18
Spicy Isaan flank steak “salad” with fish sauce, lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder. You’ll want to get some sticky rice, it’s hot. Try it with Beer Lao!
Het Paa Naam Tok (Vegetarian) 17.50
Spicy forest mushroom salad with lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder. Vegetarian version of the steak salad described above.
About dining at Pok Pok
Most of the food here is meant to be eaten family-style with everyone sharing all the dishes on the table. Most of these dishes are best when accompanied by rice: Northern and Northeastern Thai dishes with sticky rice, Central and Southern Thai with jasmine rice. In Thailand, only a spoon and fork are used: the spoon to eat with and the fork to push food onto the spoon. We encourage you to try this method as it is the easiest way to eat many of these dishes. Some things are traditionally eaten with the hands such as grilled meat and sticky rice. Please ask your server for guidance if you wish. Chopsticks are normally used only when eating noodles, Vietnamese or Chinese food (they will be supplied if appropriate with a certain dish), however chopsticks are available upon request. Laew tae khun, khrap! (Up to you!)
Jin Hoom Neua 15.50
Spicy, aromatic Northern Thai beef shin stew with onions, carrots, dry chiles, turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, lime leaf and coriander root.
Hoi Thawt 16
Crispy broken crepe with steamed fresh mussels, eggs, garlic chives and bean sprouts, served with Thai Sri Racha sauce. Thai street vendor’s specialty, popular in night markets.
Kaeng Hang Leh 18
Northern Thai sweet pork belly and pork shoulder curry with ginger, palm sugar, turmeric, tamarind, Burmese curry powder and pickled garlic. Rich and exotically spiced, a Chiang Mai classic with Burmese origins.
Phat Khanaeng (Available Vegetarian) 11
Stir-fried brussels sprouts with Thai chilies, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce. Add pork belly for $3.50
Sai Ua Samun Phrai 18
Chiang Mai sausage with herbs, aromatics and Burmese curry powder. Grilled and served with Naam Phrik Num (spicy green chili dip), Khaep Muu (Thai pork rinds) and steamed crudite. Rustic and spicy, should be eaten with sticky rice.
Muu Paa Kham Waan 18
Boar collar meat rubbed with garlic, coriander root and black pepper, glazed with soy and sugar, grilled over charcoal and served with chilled mustard greens and a spicy chili/lime/garlic sauce. Northern Thai drinking food.
Aahaan Jaan Diaw
One plate meals
Spaghetti Phat Hoi Laai 20
Stir-fried manila clams steamed in pork stock with chiles, galangal, garlic, krachai and Thai basil, served over thick rice vermicelli. Spicy, aromatic, umami.
Khanom Jiin Naam Ngiaw 17
Rice vermicelli with a Northern Thai brothy “curry” of pork ribs, minced beef, tomatoes, bean sprouts, dried dawk ngiaw and house-pickled mustard greens. Served with Khao Kan Jin, a Tai Yai style dirty rice wrapped in banana leaf, topped with fried garlic oil and dried chiles.
Cha Ca “La Vong” 18
Vietnamese Catfish marinated in turmeric and sour sticky rice, fried in turmeric oil with scallions and dill, served on rice vermicelli with peanuts, mint, cilantro and mam nem. Our stab at the famous dish from La Vong Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Khao Soi Kai/Jay (Chicken/Vegetarian) 18
Northern Thai mild curry noodle soup made with our secret curry paste recipe and coconut milk. Served with house pickled mustard greens, shallots, crispy yellow noodles and roasted chili paste. Typically served as a one dish meal. Chiang Mai specialty with Chinese Muslim and/or Burmese origins, depending on who you talk to.
Khao Man Som Tam 15.50
Green papaya salad (papaya pok pok) served with coconut rice and sweet shredded pork, fried shallots and cilantro.
Kung Op Wun Sen 18
Fresh head-on prawns baked in a clay pot with pork belly, lao jiin, soy, ginger, cilantro root, black pepper, Chinese celery and bean thread noodles. Served with naam jiim seafood. The Chinese influence on Thai food in full evidence.
jasmine rice 3
sticky rice 3
shrimp chips 4
1/4# house roasted red peanuts with chiles and lime leaf 5.50
Fine Print: We use peanuts, shrimp, meat, cage-free eggs, sugar, salt, wheat & dairy products in our preparations. We buy local and natural when possible and practical. We do not use MSG. If you have allergies or fears, ask for an allergy menu. Vegetarian options are noted on the menu. Please, no substitutions. A charge of $2/person will be charged for desserts supplied by customer. A charge of $1 per take-out order will be added for packaging. We will add a $20 “corkage fee” for bottles of wine supplied by customer. We will accommodate 3 credit cards per table, then charge $1 per additional card. We do not accept prepaid debit cards. Sorry and thanks for understanding!