Sunday, October 20, 2013

Portland Restaurant: Double Dragon

What: Double Dragon
Where: 1235 SE Belmont
When: 11:30am - Midnight Tues - Sun

With crisp, cool fall days comes sore throats and runny noses. Starting in October (and probably lasting until April) my consumption of soup, ramen, pho, etc., greatly spikes.

Double Dragon serves some "Portland style" Vietnamese Banh Mi using local ingredients as often as possible. Their menu also features some ramen dishes, rice bowls and a few other favorites like the Banh Mi Buger ($9) with painted hill beef, bacon, carrot/daikon pickles, cucumbers, aioli and cilantro.

Of course Adam had to get the side of house made chips ($2 or $3). They were spicy and delicious, and I definitely ate more of them than he did.

I opted for the Curried Coconut Ramen ($10) with chicken and pork broth, coconut milk, kaffir, char siu belly, friend egg, pea shoots and tonkotsu noodles. It hit the spot! 

I probably wouldn't choose it over the ramen noodles at my current obsession, Paadee, on 28th and East Burnside. Double Dragon is more casual and focused on a Vietnamese menu though so I would love to return and try a banh mi and, perhaps, a Stay Classy, Bangkok ($6) with gin, thai tea syrup, lemon and basil.
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