April 18, 2022

Saucy Porka Offers a Thrilling Blend of Culinary Traditions [PHOTOS]

The Asian Caribbean–inspired restaurant seamlessly fuses seemingly disparate cuisines into something that seems less like a mix-up of the two and more like a third, unique style.

Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Saucy Porka Is a Delightful Fusion of Asian and Latin American Cuisine"
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Mexi Pho with pork carnitas in a pho broth with Chinese noodles, topped with bean sprouts, fresh basil, cilantro, jalapeños and scallions.
Mabel Suen
Mexi Pho with pork carnitas in a pho broth with Chinese noodles, topped with bean sprouts, fresh basil, cilantro, jalapeños and scallions.
A selection of dishes from Saucy Porka: egg rolls, ropa vieja beef, Mexi Pho, paella, Bacos and Cheesy Buddha banh mi.
Mabel Suen
A selection of dishes from Saucy Porka: egg rolls, ropa vieja beef, Mexi Pho, paella, Bacos and Cheesy Buddha banh mi.
Picadillo ground beef egg roll, chorizo egg roll and vegetable egg roll.
Mabel Suen
Picadillo ground beef egg roll, chorizo egg roll and vegetable egg roll.
Cheesy Buddha banh mi with grilled poblano peppers, onions, mushrooms and Chihuahua cheese, topped with jalapeño aioli and served on a French baguette.
Mabel Suen
Cheesy Buddha banh mi with grilled poblano peppers, onions, mushrooms and Chihuahua cheese, topped with jalapeño aioli and served on a French baguette.
Ropa Vieja beef brisket slow cooked in a mild chili-citrus sauce and served with jasmine coconut rice, scallions and kimchi.
Mabel Suen
Ropa Vieja beef brisket slow cooked in a mild chili-citrus sauce and served with jasmine coconut rice, scallions and kimchi.
Guajillo Porka Baco with guajillo-marinated pork topped with pineapple salsa and served on a steamed bao bun.
Mabel Suen
Guajillo Porka Baco with guajillo-marinated pork topped with pineapple salsa and served on a steamed bao bun.
Paella made up of jasmine ice with Sazón seasoning, Chinese sausage, mild sausage, guajillo pork carnitas, edamame, carrots and scallions.
Mabel Suen
Paella made up of jasmine ice with Sazón seasoning, Chinese sausage, mild sausage, guajillo pork carnitas, edamame, carrots and scallions.
Co-owners Phil Le (left) and Amy Le (right) with their mother, Loan Pannell.
Mabel Suen
Co-owners Phil Le (left) and Amy Le (right) with their mother, Loan Pannell.
The Asian-Latin fusion concept originated in Chicago.
Mabel Suen
The Asian-Latin fusion concept originated in Chicago.
Guests can order online or at the counter.
Mabel Suen
Guests can order online or at the counter.