Guam's traditional dishes are a mystery to most of us, but food cart PDX671 is trying to change that, with a pop-up dinner this Sunday, October 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It's the latest in a series of After Hours Supper Club pop-ups at Little T American Baker.
PDX671, named for a mashup of Portland's airport code and Guam's area code, specializes in traditional dishes, called chamorro, from the Mariana Islands. The dishes reflect the culinary influence of the cultures that have collided there, including Filiipino, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Mexican, and American.
The six-course dinner is a collaboration between Ed Sablan of PDX671 and Dillon DeBauche, baker at Little T, and will feature comfort food dishes from Guam. Think tropical flavors, with Asian and Spanish beats. The menu includes:
- Cured and smoked Painted Hills beef, pickled papaya, corn flatbread
- Corn soup with Oregon Dungeness crab, annatto (achote) oyster cracker
- Ceviche of salmon, cucumber salad, lemon-chili pepper garnish (dinanche), coconut cracker bread
- Grilled local vegetables in a spicy, citrus coconut milk
- Stewed Spicy Carlton Farms baby back ribs, red rice, braised banana
- Chiffon cake, vanilla custard, coconut candy, hazelnuts
Cost is $60, including beer and wine. Get tickets here while they last.