Foods earlier this month: Morso, Pupusas, Mandarin House

Just rounding up some other good eats I enjoyed during this month…

A lovely cheese plate from Morso:

A lovely cheese plate from Morso PDX

Cheese pupusa from Salvadoran Pupusas and Tamales, a food cart at 4th and Hall, also known as “Fatima’s Pupusas”

Cheese pupusa from Salvadoran Pupusas and Tamales

And a multi course dinner with a group at Mandarin House for some Northern Chinese cuisine: this place is hidden away on the 2nd floor by the Saturday Market/Skidmore Fountain, and I was fortunate to go with someone that knows Chinese and can order off of the Chinese menu. I remember there used to be someone in Chicago who would go to various restaurants and translate these “secret menus” that were only in the native language for food adventurers, and some people would specifically go to his site to be able to pick out a place specifically to find new food dishes and/or have an authentic food experience. I don’t think there is anything quite like that here in PDX yet… idea for someone out there? If you do visit, don’t judge by the way it looks- it is typical in that it looks like a hole in the wall hidden secret, but there is something going on in the kitchen.

Anyway, my dinner here included:

  • Kimchi daikon and roasted peanuts side dishes
  • Sliced, marinated pigs ear, pig feet, and beef tendon Appetizer plate
  • Handmade dumplings
  • Mushrooms with garlic sauce
  • Braised Pork shoulder with baby bok choy
  • Homestyle Tofu
  • Spicy Fish Stew
  • Individual bowls of handmade soup noodle with Chinese mustard greens
  • Pork, tofu, and clear bean noodles
  • Chicken Fried Rice

Can you pick out which dish is which below? I admit 2 of the dishes above are not pictured.

Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Sliced, marinated pigs ear, pig feet, and beef tendon Appetizer plate Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Sliced, marinated pigs ear, pig feet, and beef tendon Appetizer plate Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Sliced, marinated pigs ear, pig feet, and beef tendon Appetizer plate Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Braised Pork shoulder with baby bok choy Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Spicy Fish Stew Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Pork, tofu, and clear bean noodles Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Handmade dumplings Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Mushrooms with garlic sauce Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland Homestyle Tofu Mandarin House Northern Chinese food restaurant Portland handmade soup noodle with Chinese mustard greens

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