Specials starting 5/24

Specials are available for 1 week or until sold out.

Tropical Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken breast, celery, red onions, cashews, dried mango, golden raisins, mayo & yellow curry powder. (Wrap or Baguette)   Served with fries or chips.     8.50

Tuna Melt Sandwich

Butter-toasted baguette, melted sharp cheddar, tomatoes, tuna salad (albacore tuna, red onions, celery & mayo).

Served with fries or chips & pickle.      7.50

Classic Tuna Sandwich

Tuna salad, lettuce & tomato. (Wrap or Baguette)

Served with fries or chips & pickle.       6.50

Tuna Club Sandwich

Tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, avocado & bacon. (Wrap or Baguette)

Served with fries or chips & pickle.      7.95

Specials starting 5/11

Back by popular demand: Vietnamese Bun — Noodle Salads!

Choice of:

  • Sautéed Lemongrass Chicken – 8.95

  • Fried Tofu – 7.75

  • Sautéed Lemongrass Shaved Steak – 9.95

  • Pan-fried Vietnamese Pork Roll – 7.95

  • Combo: Choice of 2 from above – 10.95

Served over a bed of rice vermicelli noodles, shredded cukes, lettuce, pickled carrots, basil, mint, cilantro and crushed cashews. Served with a slightly spicy & sweet soy sauce. A refreshing light meal.

Soft-Shell Crab Po’Boy Club  9.25

Baguette only

Crispy panko-encrusted soft-shell crab, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon & mustard-caper mayo. Served with fries.   9

The Bollywood  8.95

Grilled chicken breast marinated with yogurt and Indian spices like garam masala, tumeric & cumin, with lettuce, cucumber-mint raita & mango salsa. Served with fries.

Red Curry Haddock Sandwich   9.25

Crispy panko encrusted haddock, lettuce, tomato, Thai basil & red curry mayo. Served with fries or chips.

Homebrewed Iced Lemongrass Tea w/ fresh lemon slices. $2

Specials starting 5/3

Tropical Curried Chicken Salad      8.50

Choose wrap or baguette.

Shredded roast chicken, fresh ginger, golden raisins, dried mango, cashews, red onions, celery, yellow curry powder & mayo, with shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Served with fries or chips.

Miso Soup   2.95

w/ wakame seaweed, tofu & scallions.

Tropical Haddock Sandwich     9.95

Choose wrap or baguette.

Coconut & panko encrusted haddock fillet, lettuce, spicy mayo, fresh mango salsa,

Served with fries or chips.

Kimchi Melt    8.25

Baguette Only

Choice of shaved steak or chicken breast sautéed with kimchi & mozzarella cheese. Drizzled with spicy mayo. Served with fries or chips.

Hog Adventure    7.25

Baguette Only

Traditional Vietnamese sandwich with slices of pork roll, slices of cured pork sausage made with pig snout & ear, pickled carrots, cukes, jalapenos, mayo & cilantro. Served with fries or chips. If you like the Hanoi Classic give this a try.

Specials starting 4/19

The 38th Parallel

This is a Korean inspired sandwich:

Choose white or wheat baguette.

Sautéed shaved steak marinated with dark soy sauce, garlic, ginger, scallions & sesame seeds, kimchi (Korean pickled napa cabbage – SPICY), & mayo.   Served with fries.  8.95

Try it with a fried egg +1

“Bun”

Vietnamese Noodle Salads

Choice of:

  • Sautéed Lemongrass Chicken – 8.95

  • Fried Tofu – 7.75

  • Crispy Lemongrass Pork Chop – 9.95

  • Pan-fried Vietnamese Pork Roll – 7.95

  • Combo: Choice of 2 from above – 10.95

Served over a bed of rice vermicelli noodles, shredded cukes, lettuce, pickled carrots, basil, mint, cilantro and crushed nuts. Served with a slightly spicy & sweet soy sauce and a wedge of lime. A refreshingly light meal.

Kiss Me if You Dare

Toasted wheat or white baguette smothered with fried shallot & cheese spread, caramelized onions & sauteed shaved steak. Sprinkled with crispy shallots. Served with fries.  8.25

Soup:

Homemade Split Pea & Ham  4.25

Specials Starting 4/12

Chesapeake Bay Sandwich
Baguette only
Crispy panko-encrusted soft-shell crab, lettuce, tomato, homemade tarter sauce. Served with fries & pickle. 8.95

Soft-Shell Crab Po’Boy Club
Baguette only
Crispy panko-encrusted soft-shell crab, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon & mustard-caper mayo. Served with fries. 9.25

Hoisin & Chinese 5-Spice Glazed Ham Sandwich
Slices of ham glazed with hoisin sauce & Chinese 5 spice (cinnamon, cloves, star-anise, Szechuan pepper, fennel seeds), lettuce, tomato & mayo. Served with fries. 6.95

Homemade Potato & Kale Soup with Italian Sweet Sausage . . . 3.95

The 38th Parallel
This is a Korean inspired sandwich:
Sautéed shaved steak marinated with dark soy sauce, garlic, ginger, scallions & sesame seeds, kimchi (Korean pickled napa cabbage – SPICY), & mayo. 8.95
Try it with a fried egg +1

Tropical Coconut Haddock
Crispy coconut encrusted haddock, lettuce, spicy mayo, fresh mango-salsa, cilantro & mint.
Served with fries. 9.95

What is a Vietnamese Pork Roll?

Vietnamese Pork Roll/Sausage

The Vietnamese Pork Roll/Sausage is the main player in our sandwich called the “Hanoi Classic.” It is called “cha lua” in Vietnamese or “moo yaw” in Thai.

It’s in a variety of dishes in Vietnam, mostly in small appetizers like “banh cuon” which is a rice crepe. Is is also commonly found in the “banh mi” or Vietnamese sandwich with the typical banh mi players of mayo, cucumbers, pickled carrots, pickled daikon radish, jalapenos & cilantro. (Note: we have left out the pickled daikon radish on our version as it has a strong taste as well as smell — think “methane.”)

In Thailand, it is generally made in the Isaan region and is typically eaten simply pan-fried and with rice or in a salad form called “yum moo yaw,” which is spicy and scrumptious. I’ll have a recipe for yum moo yaw below.

The main ingredient is pork, potato starch and fish sauce. The fish sauce gives it a strong smell which is mellowed out after it is pan-fried. The pork must be pounded into a paste not chopped out ground. It needs to be smooth in texture. It is then wrapped in a banana leaf into a cylinder and boiled. The pork roll must then be cooked, generally pan-fried, before being consumed. I like having a nice crisp texture when eating it. The pork roll we use is the one pictured above in the middle. There is another type which is pictured to the left which has pork fat and pig ear added giving it more texture. Personally I do not prefer this type as the added fat gives it a slimy texture.

The closest place to buy the pork roll is in Portland at any of the Asian markets. My 2 favorite markets are Hanukmen on Forest Ave or Makot Pech on St. John St. It is found in the freezer aisle.

Yum Moo Yaw Recipe: Thai-Style Pork Roll Salad

Ingredients:

1 Pork Roll (Typically 2 lb roll) halved and sliced thin

2 small shallots sliced thin

1/2 small cucumber quartered & sliced thin

1 small tomato sliced into wedges

Thai bird chili (1 is enough for good heat, add as many as you prefer though be forewarned they are tiny but give a bang) sliced

1 -2 Tbsp lime juice

2 tsp fish sauce or thin soy sauce

10-15 mint leaves torn

2 scallions cut into 1/2 in pieces

2 sprigs cilantro coarsely chopped

Method:

1.) Pan-fry the sliced pork roll with a touch of vegetable oil until heated through on medium heat

2.) Mix with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy with salad greens or sticky rice

The flavor profile of this dish is spicy, sour and salty — adjust the amount of fish sauce/thin soy sauce, lime juice and bird chili according to your preference.

New Sandwich Added to Menu: “The Kicking Mule”

There was an article in the NY Times Dining section about a sandwich popular at Boston College called the “Screaming Eagle,” which is basically a steak bomb with chipotle -mayo. Being a Boston University alum, I naturally have a dislike for all things BC related so I wanted to make a sandwich to counter this”screaming eagle.” Since it would be silly to have something named for BU’s Rhett the Terrier I decided to dedicate it to something local — Colby’s Mule.

This sandwich is called the “Kicking Mule” because it delivers a nice spicy kick with jalapenos and Sriracha-spiked mayo. You can choose either sliced chicken breast or shaved steak sauteed with onions & peppers with our homemade ginger-garlic teriyaki sauce & melted sharp cheddar.

Come give your taste buds a kick and try our “Kicking Mule.”