6 Cuisines That Are Peculiar To Oregon
Oregon is widely known for its natural attractions from the Columbia River Gorge to its Crater Lake. It also has some of the most fascinating records – read more on 20 fascinating things in Oregon. However, far from the natural attractions and mind-blowing facts, Oregon is also known for its delicacies and food culture. Before you set out on your adventures, though, make sure that you’ve eaten some of the local cuisine – as Mary Fisher might remind us:
“First we eat, then we do everything else.”
-Source: M.F.K. Fisher
Here are some of the best dishes in Oregon:
Singapore Chilli Crab
The Pacific Coast is home to one of the most delicious coastal treats, the Dungeness crab. It is quite lean and healthy, and Oregon has some of the best Dungeness crab in the Northwest, thanks to their very own subtle twist. You’ll have the crab served on a plate (half crab to be exact). This makes it easy for you to access the crab’s meat while getting messy with the legs.
It is known as the Singapore Chilli crab with good reason. The Dungeness crab is served with a sweet chilli sauce that complements its taste to give you a sweet, yet hot sensation. You can find this meal at Tailor Railworks in Portland.
This is a popular Vietnamese soup common in Portland Oregon. Just to know how popular it is, the soup usually runs out by noon every day. The soup is made from crab flakes, rice noodles, and pork and crab broth. If you are looking for a different culinary delight, then this crabflake soup is the right food for you.
We can really recommend you have a taste of it, and you can stop over at HA & VL, or Rose VL restaurants.
If you want a mouth-watering snack then you should definitely try out the Porchetta sandwich. The pork loin is carefully prepared for a couple of hours to ensure that you feel the crisp taste from the first bite. This recipe was made by Chef Rick Gencarelli and has risen in fame to become one of the most famous sandwiches in Oregon.
You can head on over to Lardo East where you’ll find several of these incredible sandwiches.
Fried Chicken Sandwich
This is another famous sandwich that can be sampled and enjoyed in Basilisk, Zipper restaurant complex. The chicken is moist with a crisp batter and it’s mixed with house-made pickles, with a slaw topping to provide its crunchy taste. If there is a snack that you will remember from Oregon, then this will be it.
Need a quick breakfast before your day’s expeditions? Then, the shakshuka won’t disappoint. If you don’t know what a shakshuka is, don’t worry, and be prepared to have your taste buds blown away! The shakshuka is a meal of eggs pouched on tomato sauce. The sauce can be made of a variety of things from chilli peppers to onions and spices. You’ll definitely fall in love with this breakfast/brunch meal and most people usually ask for the recipe on their way out.
If you think that you will definitely hope to experience this eclectic meal, then head on over to Tasty N Son’s place.
Vietnamese Chicken Wings
Another delicious offering from this part of SE Asia, try out this version of chicken in Portland at the Pok Pok restaurant. They have the best chicken wings in the entire city. The wings are topped with a fish sauce and are served with greens, carrots and daikon.