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Tiffin Asha

Features: Lunch, Dinner, Open Weekends, and Credit Cards Accepted

FROM ITS NOOK on NE Alberta Street, Tiffin Asha dispenses gratis “gun powders”—spicy South Indian condiment pouches cleverly packaged with TNT and toy gun decals. Steps away, a help-yourself chutney bar boasts five homemade options, among them fresh-mashed spicy mango and a terrific peanut number, super-creamy and packing coriander fumes. Unexpected flavor boosters are just the beginning for Elizabeth Golay’s adventurous remix of South Indian snacks and Portland breakfast culture. A former pastry chef at Seattle’s Poppy, Golay is a nut for India’s Andhra Pradesh region. Her take is light and detailed, with a tiny menu built on dosas—fermented dal and rice crêpes griddled and folded into crispy-edged packets of tang. You can snag a fine, paper-thin traditional dosa, or embrace Golay’s true genius: a pancake-thick dosa-turned-sandwich-wrap bundling the likes of spicy potatoes (dunk away in the house tamarind-fueled ketchup) or fried eggs soaring with punchy mushrooms, buttery onions, and smoky blue cheese.

Updated 10/15/2013


1313 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
Tue-Thu: 11 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 11 am-8 pm

Please Note: Before making plans, please call ahead with the establishment to verify that this information is still accurate.