Having a meal at Saucy Porka, a bustling sit-down spot in the Loop, feels a little like ordering from a food truck. Which is fitting, since former food trucker Amy Le (DucknRoll) created this breakfast-and-lunch joint.
The line is long but moves fast, which may induce a slight panic attack over deciding from the list of inventive Latin-Asian mash-ups. Should you try a shrimp “baco,” sofrito-marinated shrimp and piquant mojo slaw folded inside a steamed bao bun ($3.50)? Maybe the namesake Saucy Porka banh mi piled with tender carnitas and garlicky kimchi ($8.25, with soda or cassava chips)? How about a short rib rice bowl crammed with miso-braised beef, crunchy napa cabbage, carrots, and al dente coconut rice ($11)? “No rush,” the smiling server reassures you.
A few bites in, you’re already saucy. Don’t worry, they have wipes. 400 S. Financial Pl., 312-662-1351