Egyptian Food Cart is located at the corner of SW 9th and Alder in downtown Portland, Oregon. Sure, it's a very generic name, but that's what the name of the cart is.
|Mohammed hard at work in the cart!|
It's a pretty big menu, and Mohammed even serves a few American classics like burgers, cheesesteaks, and fries if the cuisine gets a bit too foreign for some. Again, the gyro bender was in full effect, and I wanted to try his version. At $5.50 for the big lamb gyro, I figured I couldn't go wrong.
(Egyptian Food Cart)
|The orange sauce is the hot sauce using sambal|
Mohammed toasts the pita on the flattop before putting the gyro together. The lamb is cut into uniform thin strips here, juicy and tender. A generous helping of fresh vegetables (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion) makes the meal even more guilt-free! I do prefer my gyros with feta and perhaps a little more tzatziki would be great. Overall, I got a fairly large portion for the money spent, always a good thing.
On my visit, there was a tray of baklava out, and even though it was maybe only noon, over half the tray was gone. Must be pretty good!
I must also praise Mohammed for cranking out orders very quickly, even taking multiple orders at once whenever possible. That earns some bonus points with me! Check this cart out! 7.75/10