Unique and Delicious Japanese Sandwiches by Tokyo Sando: How To Enjoy a Sunny Saturday Lunch

Trista Signe Ainsworth

Tokyo Sando Food Truck in Portland, OregonPhoto by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

On a sunny Saturday, we decided to head out to Portland to check out Tokyo Sando. This famous food truck had been on our must-try list for quite some time.

We took an easy and fast ride on the MAX train from Beaverton to arrive at the small food truck pod.

I love how colorfully decorated the truck is!

Tokyo Sando Menu in Portland, Oregon.Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

They have a flavorful menu of seven core sandwiches with add ons and sides available. Since there were three of us, we each ordered a different sandwich and planned to share.

I love how generous they are with their sandwich fillings and how flavorful their sauces are. Everything is freshly prepared to order.

Our three sandwiches from Tokyo Sando on a park bench by the waterfront in Portland, Oregon.Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

If you want to beat the rush, you can also order online and come straight to the counter to pick up your food. We were lucky that we came early, right at opening time so that we could enjoy our lunch without waiting a long time.

They are only open 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. Make sure to get there early to secure your sandwich!

Shrimp Katsu Sando from Tokyo Sando served with Nanban Sauce.Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

The combination of flavors and ingredients in the Shrimp Katsu Sandwich was superb. I love how perfectly fried shrimp combined with a thin omelet, fresh purple cabbage, and a creamy sauce teamed up to create sandwich heaven.

I love the delicate soft nature of the Japanese milk bread the sandwich is served on. Best of all, there is not too much bread. The fillings are the real stars here!

Scotch Egg Sando from Tokyo Sando served with Nanban SaucePhoto by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

Next, we tried the scotch egg sando. This is a big sandwich with full-size, jammy-boiled eggs that feature a layer of pork sausage and crispy fried coating. A large amount of fresh crunchy purple cabbage and a layer of Nanban sauce or Japanese-style tartar sauce finished this masterpiece.

It was a large sandwich and fell apart slightly as we ate it. However, that is the mark of a truly delicious sandwich!

Egg Salad Sando from Tokyo Sando in Portland, Oregon.Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

Last but not least, we tried the classic egg salad sando. I loved this combination of egg salad and sliced jammy hard-boiled eggs. The flavors were subtle, creamy, and captivating.

I enjoyed all three sandwiches, and it is difficult to pick a favorite. That is why I suggest going with family or friends so that you can sample more than one sando at this famous food truck.

We don't make it into Portland often, but it was worth the trip to experience these unique and delicious sandwiches.

I loved this funny poster on the front of the Tokyo Sando food truck in Portland, Oregon.Photo by the Author: Trista Signe Ainsworth

Here is all of the information you need to visit Tokyo Sando this coming weekend:


321 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday: CLOSED







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