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Pok-poking in Portland

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Event – one lunch this winter at the popular thai restaurant Pok-Pok in Portland, Oregon accompanied by close friends.


Jackfruit ice-cream with coconut sticky rice

Durian custard

Durian custard with sticky rice and salted coconut cream

While the desserts were last in the menu, let’s start with them first.  With a little more salt than you expect and a little less sugar than you want, the dessert at Pok-pok is what I imagine Thai desserts are like – wildly tropical flavors, and rich with coconut milk. One was a brioche bread stuffed with coconut sticky rice, topped with jackfruit ice cream and garnished with crunchy salted peanuts. The other was a durian custard served on top of sticky rice and drizzled with salted coconut cream. While I haven’t eaten durian outside of a restaurant yet, jackfruit has always been a seasonal favorite growing up in India. And these dollops of jackfruit ice cream on a winter afternoon in Portland reminded me of hot a summer day in Kolkata.

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Written by Som

April 2, 2012 at 3:30 am

Posted in Oregon, Portland, USA

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