Nong’s Khao Man Gai

En Bloc Hotels™ | Portland | United States | Food + Drink


Proof that less is more never manifested itself this well. Nong Poonsukwattana was still a recent transplant from Bangkok when she decided to start her own food cart. Having spent years working in Portland’s Thai food scene, Nong worried her own menu wouldn’t stand out, so she decided to keep it simple. Focusing on staples from Bangkok’s street food scene enabled this single cart to grow into a brick-and-mortar space with a loyal following and its own branded sauce. Luckily, they have no intention of losing site of their roots. The Khao Man Gai, consisting of chicken and rice accompanied with cucumber, a cup of broth and chili sauce, is where Nong recommends you start. She’ll tell you this herself whenever you catch her behind the counter. Those with a hearty or curious appetite should upgrade to the PISET, which comes in a larger quantity and includes delicious chicken livers. Pork lovers can choose some hog braised in coke, coco powder, herbs and spice, all on a bed of rice and pickled veggies. The best thing about Nong’s Khao Man Gai? It’s two blocks from The Jupiter.


Nong’s Khao Man Gai

609 SE Ankeny St
       Portland, OR 97214 USA
+1 (503) 740-2907