Aahaan Kap Klaem Drinking Food
Ike's Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (Available Spicy)$14.50
Half dozen fresh whole natural chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and sugar, deep fried, tossed in caramelized Phu Quoc fish sauce and garlic and served with Vietnamese table salad. Our signature dish. Based on our long time friend and Portland employee Ich (Ike) Truong's recipe from his home in Vietnam.
Plaa Meuk Ping$7.00
Char grilled dried Thai cuttlefish, run through the squid press to tenderize. Not available during lunch.
Yam Met Mamuang Himmaphan$4.50
Fried-to-order cashews with sea salt, fresh Thai chiles and chopped green onions. Not available during lunch.
Yam Plaa Salit$7.00
Spicy salad of crispy chopped Gourami fish with lime juice, palm sugar, fish sauce, Chinese celery, sweet onions, garlic and chiles.
Phat Hoi Laai$12.50
Stir-fried manila clams with chiles, galangal, garlic, krachai and Thai basil. Not available during lunch.
Naem Sii Khrong Muu Thawt$12.00
Sour cured pork riblets deep-fried and served with a side of cabbage, peanuts, ginger and chiles.
Neua Khwai Sawan$7.50
Deep-fried marinated dried buffalo with coriander seed and deep fried lime leaves. Not available during lunch.
Laap Thawt Isaan$7.50
Deep-fried Isaan style spicy pork laap with lime leaf, khao khua, chiles, lime juice and herbs. Not available during lunch.
Thua Thawt Samun Phrai$4.50
1/4 lb house deep fried red peanuts with dry chiles, lime leaf, garlic and sea salt.
Khao Kriap Kung$2.50
aka: shrimp chips!
Khawng Yaang Grilled Things
Kai Yaang Half Bird$13.00
Roasted Mary's natural chicken stuffed with lemongrass, garlic, pepper and cilantro served with spicy/sweet/sour and tamarind dipping sauces.
- Whole Bird$24.00
Sai Ua Samun Phrai$14.50
Chiang Mai sausage with herbs, Burmese curry powder and aromatics. Grilled and served with Naam Phrik Num (spicy green chile dip), Khaep Muu (Thai pork rinds) and steamed crudites. Not available during lunch.
Muu Paa Kham Waan$14.50
Boar collar meat rubbed with garlic, coriander root and black pepper, glazed with soy and sugar, grilled over charcoal and served with iced mustard greens.
Neua Naam Tok$15.00
Spicy Isaan flank steak "salad" with fish sauce, lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder.
Het Paa Naam Tok (Vegetarian)$14.50
Spicy grilled forest mushroom salad with vegetarian fish sauce, lime and chili powder dressing, shallots, lemongrass, mint, cilantro and toasted rice powder.
Sii Khrong Muu Yaang$15.00
Baby back ribs marinated in lao jiin, soy, honey, ginger and Thai spices. Slow roasted and served with 2 spicy dipping sauces. Not available during lunch Thai-style: toothsome and meaty, NOT falling apart!
AAHAAN JAAN DIAW One plate meals
Khanom Jiin Naam Phrik$13.00
Coconut curry with minced prawns, twice cooked mung beans, grilled aromatics, palm sugar and lime juice served with a fiery chile paste, shredded cabbage, water spinach and boiled egg.
Cha Ca "La Vong"$14.50
Catfish marinated in turmeric and sour rice, fried in turmeric oil with scallions and dill, served on rice vermicelli with peanuts, mint, cilantro and mam nem. Our stab at the famous dish from La Vong Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Khao Soi Chiang Mai (Chicken or Vegetarian)$15.00
Northern Thai mild curry noodle soup made with our secret curry paste recipe and house-pressed fresh coconut milk. Served with house pickled mustard greens, shallots, crispy yellow noodles and roasted chili paste. Chiang Mai specialty with Chinese Muslim and/or Burmese origins, depending on who you talk to.
Crispy broken crepe with steamed fresh mussels, eggs, garlic chives and bean sprouts, served with Thai Sri Racha sauce.
Khao Man Som Tam$13.50
Green papaya salad (papaya pok pok) served with coconut rice and sweet shredded pork, fried shallots and cilantro.
Pok Pok Special$18.50
Half a roasted chicken with a small green papaya salad (papaya pok pok), sticky rice and dipping sauces.
Aahaan Kap Khao
Food eaten with rice as part of a shared meal
Papaya Pok Pok (Available Vegetarian)$8.50
Central Thai-style spicy green papaya salad with tomatoes, long beans, Thai chile, lime juice, tamarind, fish sauce, garlic, palm sugar, dried shrimp and peanuts, made to order in the pok pok (mortar and pestle). Available Isaan style: Add whole salted rice paddy crab, naam plaa raak and dry chiles. (Buyer beware: This version is very hot, fishy, salty, sour, not sweet! Order at own risk.) +3$.
Da Chom's Laap Meuang$16.00
Northern Thai spicy hand-minced pork "salad" with aromatics, spices, herbs, cracklings and crispy fried shallots and garlic. Served with phak sot (fresh herbs and raw vegetables). Not available during lunch Learned from Da Chom, a friend's father from the village Saluang Nai near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Laap Pet Isaan$16.00
Spicy Northeastern Thai chopped duck salad with duck liver and skin, lemongrass, herbs, toasted rice powder, dried chiles, lime juice and fish sauce. Served with phak sot. Not available during lunch.
Kaeng Hang Leh$15.00
Northern Thai sweet pork belly and pork shoulder curry with ginger, palm sugar, turmeric, tamarind, Burmese curry powder (phong masala) and pickled garlic. Rich and exotically spiced, a Chiang Mai classic with Burmese origins. We import Jeng Ong brand Phong Masala, a one man, second generation maker from Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand, just for this dish.
Kung Op Wun Sen$16.00
Large prawns baked in a clay pot over charcoal with pork belly, lao jiin, soy, ginger, cilantro root, black pepper, Chinese celery and bean thread noodles. Served with naam jiim seafood to dip the prawns in.
Yam Samun Phrai (Available Vegetarian)$12.50
Chiang Mai version of a Central Thai herbal salad with white turmeric, carrot, parsnip, betel leaf, basil, lime leaf, lemongrass, sawtooth, fried shallots, cashews, peanuts, sesame seeds, dry shrimp, ground pork and Thai chiles in a mild coconut milk dressing.
Sup Naw Mai$11.00
Issan-style bamboo shoot salad with a chile paste of grilled fermented fish, roasted garlic and green chiles. With toasted rice powder, herbs and a lime, fish sauce, yanang juice dressing.
Yam Khai Dao$10.00
Crispy fried farm egg salad with lettuce, Chinese celery, carrots, onions, garlic, Thai chiles and cilantro, with a lime, fish sauce, palm sugar dressing.
- Add Ground Pork and Prawns$13.50
Yam Makheua Yao$13.50
Smoky charcoal grilled long eggplant salad with spicy dressing of Thai chiles, lime, fish sauce and palm sugar, topped with boiled egg, dry shrimp, pork, prawns, shallots and crispy garlic.
Sunny's Yam Wun Sen Chao Wang$13.50
Spicy and sour glass noodle salad with naem (a house-made sour pork sausage), ground pork, mussels, dry shrimp, Chinese celery, pickled garlic, Thai chiles, shallots and carrot. Lime, fish sauce, garlic oil dressing. Recipe courtesy Khun Sunny Chailert.
Tam Kai Yaang$12.00
Spicy roasted chicken salad with long beans, tomatoes, peanuts, cilantro, Chinese celery, Thai chiles, dry shrimp, garlic, lime, palm sugar and fish sauce.
Chayote Phat Khai (Available Vegetarian)$9.00
Thin sliced chayote stir-fried brussels with garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce and beaten egg.
Khawng Waan Sweet Things
Sweet sticky rice with durian scented coconut/palm sugar custard.
Pok Pok Affogato$7.00
Condensed milk ice cream drowned in a shot of Vietnamese coffee, served with house made patangko (fried Thai-style savory crullers).
Khanom Pang Ai Tiim$6.00
Coconut-jackfruit ice cream served on a sweet bun with peanuts, sweet sticky rice, condensed milk and chocolate syrup.
Homemade bourbon ice cream and cola float with a brace of Amarena cherries on top.