Doi Dua

6 SE 28th Ave (inside PaaDee), 352-239-1586, 5:30-10 pm Mondays. $50.

Mondays only in the back room of PaaDee, Doi Dua is Portland's best and most ambitious Vietnamese restaurant ever, a prix fixe meal with an awe-inspiring diversity and balance of flavors, textures and colors. Chef Sarah Bui turns twists on her Southern Vietnamese heritage with a lotus salad that's a sensory starburst, salad rolls that feature baby anchovy, or a faux pho made with pearl onions, oxtail and nasturtium.