Nong’s Khao Man Gai

Nong’s Khao Man Gai famously only has one menu item…khao man gai. That’s chicken and rice, for the uninitiated. Luckily for us, they’ve expanded the tiniest bit from the one-item menu. Nong’s khao man gai sauce is worth the hype — garlic-y and gingery in just the right amounts. So simple, but so good. Eat it immediately. Buy a bottle.

The Nong’s Khao Man Gai original downtown doesn’t have tofu for a vegetarian version of the dish, but the PSU and Southeast Portland locations do. They also offer a version with peanut sauce, which I’ve never had, but hear good things about. Both sauces are vegan.

Sauces are available spicy by request. Proceed with caution. I regretted it the only time I got it.

Nong's Kao Man Gai in Portland, Oregon | vegetarianPDX

All locations close when they run out. The PSU location used to run out of tofu fairly early, breaking my little heart. Well, kinda. I only worked across the street, but when you have your heart set…Check ahead before making a trip.

SW 10th & Alder St.

411 SW College St.

Not a Cart (Southeast)
609 SE Ankeny St, Suite C

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