Rua is a Vietnamese and Southeast Asian food cart near SW 9th and Washington in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Jason Myers (the man who ran Sideshow Eatery) has embarked on a new endeavor. This cart has a couple of banh mi sandwiches, ranging from pork meatball to tofu.
On this visit, I opted for the pork meatball banh mi ($7). A delicious sandwich. Crunchy pickled veggies were a hit. The pork meatballs (I got four in mine) were juicy, flavorful, and almost fluffy from being gently rolled.
Awesome bread courtesy of Pearl Bakery. It's a Vietnamese-style baguette with a crunchy exterior and soft inside. Perfect bread for such a sandwich.
Several people have highly recommended the fried chicken here. You'll get the leg, thigh, and wing for $6. Sounds like a damn good deal to me. The sweet-spicy sauce really makes this one epic.
Yes, pandas love coffee. Vietnamese coffee is also served here. I love that you can get the coffee black, instead of getting the sweetened condensed milk automatically added.
You can get the coffee hot or iced, even better!
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Rua is a promising food cart that hopes to stand out from the other Vietnamese carts in Portland. Check this cart out and let Jason know I sent you! 8.5/10