(Food Carts Portland article -- 1/12/12)
(Original Review -- January 2012)
(Second Review -- February 2012)
At the end of April, Flyin' Hawaiian joined several food carts in making the move to the re-opening Green Castle Food Pod on NE 20th and Everett in Portland, Oregon. With the grand opening slated for May 19, it seemed perfect to construct a food challenge for this cart.
|Flyin' Hawaiian was at the Green Castle food pod until mid-October 2012|
Jason and I spent some time putting the pieces together for this spicochist challenge. Fire chicken, kalua pork with fire sauce, spam in fire sauce, and eggs. Heck, even the scoop rice and scoop of mac salad would get habanero powder. We added a sweet roll as well (no heat added...yay?).
|Our original Spicochist Challenge ideas|
|It looks like marinara sauce, but sure doesn't taste or smell like it!|
|This picture says it all|
Jason is suffering...and I like it!
Vintage sadistic spicy panda!
|I'm a moron|
I underestimated the heaviness of all the challenge components and basically hit an impenetrable food wall with about 30-35 minutes remaining. I likely made a huge mistake by not tackling the pork cutlet sandwich at the start. Just so heavy -- and the pork cutlet may get drier and tougher to eat as time passes.
EDIT: Here's the video of my attempt! ("Spicochist v. Fiery Feast at Flyin' Hawaiian")
|A good effort, but still disappointing|
3/4 lb kalua pork (with "fire" sauce on it)
3/4 lb "fire" chicken
3 pieces of "fire" spam
1 scoop rice and 1 scoop mac salad -- with habanero powder on top
1 sweet roll
|Revising the Spicochist Challenge for the public|
|Comparing the original (right) to the revised challenge (left side)|
I won't lie, this challenge produced spicy aftereffects the following morning. So that everything's out in the open, I refrained from any Pepto/Tums before or after the challenge. Having that on hand probably could have prevented or lessened such evil sensations.
It looks like they will get a lot of business at the Green Castle pod. Just a great location, with a bunch of foot traffic!
Be sure to check out Flyin' Hawaiian's Facebook page! They may have Loco Moco weekend specials and poke in the coming weeks. Yet another elite food cart! The panda's dancing...albeit very gingerly. 9/10