Andy Ricker's fame has spread beyond the confines of grey-ass, gloomy-ass Portland. Who would have ever thought a white man could create this burgeoning Thai food empire from one of the less Asian influenced cities in this country? If you won't take my word for it, believe me when I say even Thai people (Verde and Perpetually Underwhelmed included) love his food and give it their seal of authenticity. He started off with a window that sold chicken wings, to a restaurant (Pok Pok), bar (Whiskey Soda Lounge), and offshoots in NYC and soon-to-be in LA's Chinatown. In the past year or so, Andy Ricker opened up his noodle focused venture, Sen Yai in Portland. Perpetually Underwhelmed actually seemed unsurprisingly underwhelmed with the place calling it's dishes "too salty." Lucky for me, The Gunner is always game for noodles.
Singapore Curry Laksa NoodlesI had just a bite of this. Hard to gauge flavor and quality here since I've never eaten laksa before. I would say it was a tad underseasoned, but I think it's because you're supposed to go to town on the condiments.