KOIN’s Cart of the Week: Burmese Delight


In the Hawthorne Asylum pod

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Burmese food is a little easier to find in Portland thanks to Burmese Delight in the Hawthorne Asylum pod.

Aye Hlaing and Mo Sangsam have worked in the Portland restaurant industry since they moved to Portland over a decade ago. They recently decided it was time to open a food cart to bring the city a taste of home.

Burmese food is often served with rice or a special fried bread. Many dishes include noodles and vegetables. One of their specialty salads includes fermented green tea leaves.

The two concocted a menu that represented their favorite foods from where they grew up. There isn’t a lot of Burmese food in Portland, they said.

“So I bring the memories from back home,” Sangsam said. “We both love food a lot.”

“We just want to introduce our Burmese food here in Portland.”.

Being a food cart owner has its challenges, however. With the weather changing, many carts are concerned customers will stay inside. Hawthorne Asylum recently put up covered seating, which should help the carts stay busy.

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