Bangkok Xpress

Bangkok Xpress

Bangkok Xpress

Location: NE 52nd and Sandy, Rose City Food Park
Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm

The Story:

By my count, Portland has more than 70 Thai food carts serving up a myriad of dishes. Some differentiate themselves by serving unique items or hyper-regional fare, while others stand out for great tasting food. Bangkok Xpress is a new Thai cart at Rose City Food Park which may surprise you.

Grandma's Fried Rice

Grandma’s Fried Rice

I sometimes get burned out on different cuisines if I’ve had them too many times. To battle that, I order dishes I haven’t tried before and for Bankok Xpress, the red, yellow and green curries piqued my interest, but then I saw Grandma’s Fried Rice. If I would have just read the menu and not seen the photos of the food, I wouldn’t have ordered it. The photo of huge chunks of sausage mixed with fried rice, egg, onions, peas, carrots and more Chinese broccoli than one can imagine made my tongue sweat. Spicy sausage chunks; seared crunchy broccoli; onions; fried rice – what more would you want. I hadn’t planned on finishing it, wanting to save some for the next day, but the overall spiciness and flavor kept my spoon active and my tastebuds humming.

Bangkok Xpress does have the more traditional dishes including Phad Thai, Drunken Noodle, Phad Sa Ew and a few different types of rolls for appetizers. Add in some curries and even a curry sandwich and they stand out. Drop on by Rose City Food Park and check out this new Thai option and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • X-Tra Kryspy Rolls – 2 rolls of vegetable and pork with sweet and sour sauce – $3
  • Rock N’ Rolls – 2 rolls of vegetables and tofu served with peanut sauce or sweet and sour sauce – $3
  • Phad Thai – $6
  • Phad Sa Ew – wide rice noodles stir fried with egg, broccoli with brown sauce – $6
  • Mr Drunken Noodle – wide rice noodles stir fried with egg, sweet basil, bell peppers, broccoli and ground chili/garlic sauce – $6
  • Combo Veggie – stir fried broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, baby corn in brown sauce – $6
  • Grandma’s Fried Rice – fried rice with egg, Chinese broccoli, onions, peas, carrots and sausages – $6
  • Red, Yellow or Green Curry – $6
  • Hurry my Curry Sandwich – warm toasted french bread filled with chicken marinated in curry sauce, onions, bell peppers and Thai basil – $4

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm
Facebook: Bangkok Xpress


  1. I miss my Grandma when I see your picture’s name “Grandma’s Fried Rice”. Thanks for this review. Nice Fried Rice’s name

  2. Nasi Goreng Thai style says:

    As a fried rice aficionado, Grandma’s Fried Rice is one of the best versions in town. Moreover, the price to value here is A+.

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