Portland, OR: Cambodian Cart Sok Sab Bai Debuts Brick-and-Mortar

By Erin De Jesus | PDX.Eater.com


It’s official: Cambodian street food spot Sok Sab Bai is off the street, having settled into the SE 21st brick-and-mortar digs that most recently housed Bara Sushi. Chef Nyno Thol, who owned both concepts, announced the switch last month, shuttering his six-year-old Japanese spot to fully concentrate on Sok Sab Bai’s restaurant potential.OR-portland-soksab-bai02

In its new location, the brick-and-mortar version of Sok Sab Bai features some menu favorites from the food cart — pork belly buns, caramelized chicken wings, grilled chicken plates, and hearty bowls of soup and rice porridge — in addition to new items like a fried striped bass (that serves two), a chicken and banana blossom salad, and prahok ktis (a ground pork and eggplant dip).

Hours of operation: 11a.m. to 9p.m., Monday through Saturday; 10a.m. to 8p.m., Sunday.