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Nov 11, 2013 04:23 PM

Saucy Porka (Loop)

I may lose what little Chowhound credibility I have, but I really dig Saucy Porka.

Actually "double-dipped" and ate at this place twice in one day.

Breakfast: Chorizo Egg Banh Mi. Bread was a little off (a bit dense and chewy), but who doesn't like spicy sausages and egg and crunchy pickled slaw? And strong Viet coffee to wash it down with.

Lunch: Pork Ramen Phở (can't even fucking believe I just typed those words but whatever) and a side of their Carnitas Bacos. The ramen (or is it phở?) didn't taste like either, but it was warm, salty, savory and hearty going down. And a perfect compliment to my carnitas baos.

Good eating.

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  1. It is always good to get a report on a loop lunchtime place. Thanks for the review. I haven't heard of it but it is now on my radar for lunch.

    3 Replies
    1. re: lbs

      I am a bit flummoxed by the lack of general overall activity on the Chicago board for downtown eats in general.

      Try it and let me know what you think. Just be wary, it's food truck gone brick-and-mortar.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Downtown eats for me consists of lunch and quick grab lunches at that. I'll try this soon - I hope!

        1. re: lbs

          Have you tried BenjiYehuda?

          Long lines, but I like the place b/c no matter what I order, I just end up mixing it all together in that box and eating it with their fries. Sort of like Chicago's ethnic version of a Primanti Bros. sandwich.