24 May 2013

Portland by mandalam


Star 5


Grownup flavors, beignet-style batter. Read lots of hype on Voodoo Doughnuts, but I was way more excited about this place (and all the locals who saw my box of doughnuts at the airport seconded Blue Star's superiority).

I was torn between salted caramel, lemon poppyseed, and the one I landed on was blueberry bourbon basil. Good ol' glazed for Ryan. Mine is heavenly, just enough tartness, a slight kick from the basil but not too herby.

Ryan says: original glazed all the way. Who wants to grow up?

Star 2


Shockingly delicious, I'm not a big wheat germ/non-fat person, but both of our meals were both super tasty and our bodies are feeling a lot better after the 24-hour fat and carb binge. I would skip the chai. It sounded awesome, Alberta chai tea with coconut milk and wild honey. Kind of underwhelming in reality. We'll definitely be back for the food again before we leave though! Documenting the ingredients in detail so we can try and replicate at home.

El Dorado salad
Spinach and greens with yam rice, walnut taco crumbles, avocado, sun dried tomato, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno cashew cheese, and red chili vinaigrette

Ryan got the:

Kali bowl
Quinoa, garnet yam vegetable curry, kale, slow cooked mango chutney, and cilantro