Pok Pok pretty much blew our minds with their food. This place has constant buzz and you know what, it’s totally deserved. I don’t know what took us so long to eat here, but one night we just ended up in the area and even though there was a huge wait to get in we stuck it out and waited. Mainly because I just had to know what all the fuss was about.
Did you know that they have locations in NYC now?!
When we finally got in we tried a handful of their dishes and all of them were incredible
This first photo is the Khao Man Som Tan: sweet pork with coconut rice along with the papaya salad for $13. The papaya salad was just ok, but the pork with coconut rice was fantastic. I ask if there was a way to order just the pork and coconut rice and they told me to just ask next time we come up and they will be able to do that no problem.
The next photo is the Neua Naam Tok: steak salad for $14. Now obviously this is not a salad, but it has mint, lemongrass, and cilantro. This dish is literally bursting with flavor. I mean every bite is amazing. It’s a weird combination of ingredients and flavors, but boy does it work! Last but not least is the dish that Pok Pok is most known for Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings for 14.50. This may seem a little spendy, but apparently these wings are a 15 step process to create and they are spectacular.
My cousin in law Mike happens to have the Pok Pok cookbook and was telling us about the wing recipe. According to him this is an awesome cookbook. I haven’t actually had a chance to see it yet.