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Satay Indonesia, Portland

Looking for something new on the PDX food cart scene, I was pointed in the direction of Satay Indonesia today and was quite impressed with what I found…

Combining Indonesian recipes and cooking techniques with Pacific Northwest ingredients, Satay Indonesia is producing some wonderful dishes, as you can see above.

I went with nasi goreng, which is Indonesian fried rice, made with local, seasonal vegetables, free range organic chicken and spiced, fresh-caught local shrimp, all topped with a fried egg and homemade sambal…

My lunch also included two skewers of local pork satay with a fresh peanut sauce…

With a cucumber salad and fresh peaches for dessert, this filling and flavorful afternoon feast only set me back twelve bucks!

My Portland trip is off to a good start…

SATAY INDONESIA

901-917 SW Alder St.

Portland, Oregon

503-459-6477

$5 LUNCH CHALLENGE: DAY ONE

My lunch of the day: Pad Se Ew.

On it: wide rice noodles, egg, broccoli, chicken, and brown sauce.

Alternatives: tofu/veggie for chicken, mild/hot for medium level of hotness.

The sauce was even through out the dish,the noodles, egg, broccoli, and chicken were perfectly cooked. The dish had the right amount of sweet and salty sauce, and it was still warm when I ate it at the office.

Location: Esan food cart, located on SW 10th Ave, between Alder & Washington.

Type of cuisine: Thai

$5 LUNCH CHALLENGE: DAY TWO

My lunch of the day: Jalapeno and Cheddar hot dog.

On it: moist jalapeno sausage, mushroom, pickled jalapeno, sauerkraut, cheddar, and brown sauce, on a soft flat bun.

Alternatives: Onion, garlic as toppings, cheese on bun.

When I tried the soft bun and the sausage, I immediately knew that this was an amazing meal, because the sausage was tasty.  I liked how the sauerkraut gave the sandwich a great flavor, and that the brown mustard sauce gave a nice kick to it.

Location: Bro Dogs, located on SW 3rd Ave, between Stark and Oak.

Type of cuisine: American