Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Flying Dutch Taco: Flavour Spot

Across the street from the ever lasting Voodoo Doughnut's line is a string of tasty food carts. One being home of Portland's first "Flying Dutch Taco." Welcome to Flavour Spot. A food cart with now three locations throughout Portland that's been around since 2006. Walking by Flavour Spot gives off inviting smells of waffle batter grilling away - also much more alluring than the line at Voodoo.

I was actually feeling like chomping on something meaty for once so I ordered a dutch taco with forest ham, gouda and 100% organic maple spread ($4.75 + $1 for extra maple spread). 


The waffle was perfectly crispy on the outside with a light, airy interior. It wasn't too thick to distract from the fillings, but rather a sturdy vehicle with interesting textures. I really had to bite into it to demonstrate the delicious goeyness of the maple spread merging with the gouda.

I can't wait to try their sweet Dutch Tacos as well as their vegan version when I go vegan for 50 days soon.

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Mary said...

I so miss food carts. I'm positively green with envy. You are a lucky gal. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Anna A. said...

Mary - I will continue to report on your behalf, just don't hate me :P

Helen said...

Food carts are way more popular in the US than in Canada. I think there is too much bureaucratic regulation involving the food industry over here, esp. with food carts. We have hot dog carts and chip wagons but the selection is quite boring compared to what I've heard about Portland's food cart selection. That gooey gouda photo is pure pleasure!

Looking forward to your vegan adventures!!

Anna A. said...

Helen - Chip wagons?! What on earth?! That's too bad Canada doesn't have food carts; have my president call yours or something ;) Do you fast for GO lent as well?

Helen said...

Anna, A chip wagon sells fries :) As for fasting, I no longer do it. I'm not a huge red meat eater either, so I figure that I'm almost fasting all year round, LOL!

Anna A. said...

Helen - That makes sense.. chip wagon! Do they offer a cha-billion different sauces to go along with the fries?

Helen said...

Haha! nope, just ketchup :)
Poutine on the other hand (in some food establishments) has evolved from the traditional cheese curds and meat gravy and has gone gourmet with all kinds of add-ons like pulled pork, bacon, hot sauce, cheeses; there's even a vegan version of Poutine with soy cheese and veg gravy.

Anna A. said...

Helen - Sign me up for that last one, and can you throw on a handful of kimchi while you're at it? ;)

Gastronomer said...

Looks so good!!! I am totally hittin' up this spot when I finally make my way to PDX :-)

Anna A. said...

Cathy - I'll go back with you :)