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Pok Pok!

Pok Pok!

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Brie @ Brie Fit

    I LOVE spicy food. But it has to be spicy, not just hot. There’s a difference!

    I love Chipotle’s hot salsa and anything blackened. Yum.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love spicy too! It’s great. The spicier the better. I was in heaven last night.

  2. Lisa

    I feel for you having your eye dilated! That’s my least favorite part of the exam. It amuses me that after they dilate you they expect you to write a check or look at money to try to pay them, and you can’t see!

    I can only handle medium spicy food, but my husband loves the “so spicy it makes you cry” stuff. He normally only does that with Chinese or Thai food though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wasn’t crying from the spices last night but I was definitely sweating a little bit! I loved every bite.

  3. Carbzilla

    Wow – Spicy boar. That is super adventurous! Sounds amazing. I do like spicy. Chris says he likes spicy but it doesn’t like him. The ice on the side would have scared me too.

    That’s another one on our list that we’ll have to try.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The boar was just like steak to me instead of pork like I was expecting. It was very adventurous for me but it paid off. I loved it! You guys will definitely get a kick out of that restaurant. I think going there this summer and sitting in their outdoor area would be nice!

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    That sounds like such an awesome dinner Lisa! I love authentic thai food too, with so many flavors and light sauces instead of the heavy, greasy, american-ized version.

    I can handle a little bit of spice. Too spicy and I can’t take it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it was the first time I’d had authentic Thai. It was lovely! I told a friend and she said “I’d get Pad thai.” I explained that wasn’t on the menu, that the food wasn’t the Americanized, greasy type of Thai but authentic and she didn’t seem interested. πŸ˜‰ Oh well! It’s not for everyone.

  5. Lori

    Funny that they only dilated one eye. I always end up having both done and need to stay indoors because of light sensitivity for hours.

    I love, love, love spicy food! I will lick hot sauce direct from a spoon. πŸ˜€

    Sometimes I pay the next day, though…

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was my choice. I was in there specifically for the left eye and to get my eyes examined for new contacts. There really wasn’t a need for both eyes to be dilated. I’m glad they weren’t, either!

  6. cindylu

    Yup, I can handle spicy food, but only to a certain extent (no ghost peppers for me(. Growing up, my mom would often make two versions of dishes, one without the chile and one with. I preferred the latter since my Mexican spicy food loving palate had not yet kicked in. I can handle spicy foods better now. I usually want to add hot sauce or red pepper flakes to most food. I can’t do spicy without water though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh what are ghost peppers??

  7. Chad Everett

    Thanks for the great info on Pok Pok. I’ve seen it mentioned several times. I doubt I would have ever tried boar collar meat, but you may have sold me on trying the Muu Paa Kham Waan. I’m still curious about the ice and mustard green side dish. Was it just for show or did it really help offset the heat?
    And yes, I do love spicy food. In particular, spicy Thai food!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You should definitely give it a try. One of my new favorite places. They had game hen, flank steak, prawns and vegetarian dishes too if boar isn’t your thing. I didn’t know it would be my thing either, but it tasted and looked just like steak.

    2. Lisa Eirene

      And yes, the ice and mustard greens helped a lot with the spice! So did the ice cream too. πŸ˜€

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