pambiche! i love saying that word. pambiche, pambiche! over and over, on straight repeat.
i stumbled upon this adorable cuban restaurant on my last day in portland, it was a superb send off lunch, a warm friendly tummy goodbye.
the most perfect cuban mocha, oh my.
the house sauces, cuban ketchup and hot sauce.
“oxtail on fire”. a classic cuban favorite that will have you bone gnawing and finger licking! tender oxtail slowly braised in a spicy (not picante) creole wine sauce. served with white rice. it is also gluten free, pretty neat.
pan con lechón
the original cuban sandwich! adobo roasted pork braised with creole gravy and red onions and served on a toasted cuban roll. served with a side of tostones.
outside dining meant getting to enjoy your food while watching portland's quirkiness go by on the street next to you.
it was a beautiful meal! on a glorious overcast day, eating outside was a really great choice.
i'm not very familiar with cuban cuisine so this was some delicious homework.
i decided to go with the oxtails because it's one of my favorite cuts of meat (perhaps in a tie with beef shanks). it's usually slow-cooked in a stew, braised or featured in a soup and cooked well it is simply divine!
this dish was prepared phenomenally, the meat was extremely tender and falling off the bone. the savory sauce was rich, flavorful, perfect with the white rice. highly recommend this dish and i'm highly excited to try more cuban food.
don't mind me, i'm just going to be thinking about this mocha and dreaming about those oxtails..
i believe i have a few more yummy portland eats to share! however it is very difficult to peep the photos because i get SO hangry and a little nostalgic, that city is filled with an endless amount of delicious goodness.