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“Big Goodness in a Small Place”
Review of Saucy Porka

Saucy Porka
Ranked #1,272 of 9,882 Restaurants in Chicago
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
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Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This little spot was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Chicago. It was tempting to not just go back there every day of our vacation for lunch. Wonderfully creative, excellently prepared food, presented in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Save a little room for dessert...the banana and Nutella beignets are pretty awesome!

Thank Joyce H
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Saucy Porka, with a name like that how could it not be good?! When you walk into the place you are immediately hit by an array of mouthwatering aromas; followed by the realization that you will have to wait for a table as this place gets busy, and for good reason. As a general rule of thumb when eating out, any place that locals (in this case Chicagoans) are willing to wait for a meal is usually worth the wait.

The menu is very diverse, ranging from Asian paella and curried sweet potato fries to my favorite, "Bacos." What are Bacos you ask? This place is Asian/Latin fusion so a Baco is simply a twist on a taco. There are five options offered; Pork Carnitas topped with pineapple salsa, Thai Chicken Curry topped with pickled Asian slaw served, Miso Braised Beef Short Rib topped with pineapple salsa, Soy Ginger Tofu topped with pickled Asian slaw (vegetarian) and Sofrito Marinated Shrimp topped with Asian slaw served. Mouth watering.
Each variation is served on a steamed Bao bun. If you aren't craving at least one of these while reading then you should...

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Thank Ricardo V
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This small place, hidden away in Chicago's financial district is a gourmet gem. Owner Amy Le moved here after a successful run with a food truck, and she has brought with her some of her best recipes and added much more. For a great start try the the tostones; twice fried plantains topic with delicious coconut aioli and pineapple salsa. The bahns (Vietnamese sandwiches) are to die for; pick curry chicken, or short rib, or roasted garlic pork...you cannot lose. The place also offers yummy tacos, hearty rice bowls, soups and salads. She also offers cinnamon or banana nutella beignets for breakfast. There's only seating for 12-16 people so either arrive early for lunch or carry-out. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank DBHChicago5
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

small place but worth whatever wait they have.
Latin - Kind of. Chinese-Sort of. Tasty - Very.
Mix of Sandwiches and Bowls. They have a vegetarian line but it's about Pork.

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Thank leldel
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This place it great, truly unique menu. Right in the financial district so if you're heading in right on the lunch hour, prepare you're self.. they'll be busy! So far I've tried the Sofrito Marinated Shrimp Baco (bao - taco!) and the pork ramen both were so good! I went back right the next day to order the same thing. The ramen is just delicious with big hunks of tender juicy pork and the broth has the right amount of spiciness. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Glad I found this place, can't wait to try their other items!

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Thank 33_chewy_33
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