99% Food, 1% Skin

Belmont Food Trucks

Portland’s food truck scene is amazing.

There are so many pods scatter around the city: multiple large pods of them in Downtown’s Alder Street, Fifth Ave. and Third Ave., and North Mississippi in the north end of the city; and so much good food came from these trucks.

The one I visited the most is the Belmont Food Truck Pod with Viking Soul Food as our may draw since we cannot get Lefse in Seattle.

I tried the shrimp one that day and it was refreshing and good.

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On the side, we had a pickled hard boil egg and it was beautifully purple!

Fairly sure that it was pickled with the sweet cabbage slaw, surkal.

Since I was with more people, perfect chance to eat more than Lefse at Belmont.

I had long wanted to try the Cackalack’s hot chicken shack and Herb’s Mac and Cheese.

At Cackalack’s, the choice of the day was their hot fried chicken with waffle.

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First, pluses.

The chicken piece, although a breast, was moist; the batter was quite hot (they had mild, hot and an XXX) with nice flavors and crispy.

Minuses: I was expecting chicken skin!

The best part of fried chicken was missing in action!

Waffle was not my preference: it was soft with no hard nor crisp surface.

All in all, I believe it was a good dish if moist skinless fried chicken breast and soft waffle was the preference.

At Herb’s Mac and cheese, online folks highly recommended the broccoli, hot dog and cheddar mac and cheese.

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It was a small plate of indulgent!

Extremely cheesy, it not only had one, but two kinds of cheeses: a white cheese, probably parmesan with a very creamy sauce in pasta, and on top, cheddar cheese.

Doubly cheesy, and savory to the max, it was delicious every bite.

The broccoli and hot dogs are just yummy decoration; with al dente pasta, the mac and cheese could completely still on its own.

It was, however, truly a gut bomb.

I could only stomach a few bites and I was satiated.

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