Thursday, August 10, 2017

Honey Paw | Portland





Portland was a surprise stop for lunch on our drive North up the coast; we later checked into The Inn at Ocean's Edge and got engaged on Islesboro Island! We attempted to lunch at Eventide but with a 2 hour wait we ended up next door. As it turns out, Honey Paw is also a part of Big Tree Hospitality Group (same owners). Honey Paw serves local cuisine with an Asian sensibility. Their kitchen borrows traditions, techniques and styles from Southeast Asia, with a focus on hand made noodles. 

This mismatched menu of Far East meets New England fare is served in a bustling space with communal seating. We score two seats at the wraparound window front bar almost immediately. I along with the rest of Portland was desperately craving Eventide's famed brown butter lobster roll, but one taste of the Lobster Wontons ($15) with a striking lobster dashi and earthy confit mushrooms and I forgot all about it. We shared a lovely plate of Halubit Crudo ($13) dotted with calamansi, sour coconut and pineapple before tucking into a sumptuous bowl of Smoked Lamb Khao Soi ($22). Hand made egg noodles in Burmese coconut curry with fermented mustard greens, crispy fried noodle and lime are immensely satisfying.

Honey Paw not only kicked off our engagement weekend in splendid fashion, it kicked of a weekend of incredible meals. Primo in Rockland and Hartstone Inn in Camden are two of many reasons why the Maine coast is a bucket list worthy destination.

78 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101

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