With the Bitten Crew bigger than it’s ever been, I don’t often get a look in on the reviews anymore. But when I see something I like, I get to call shotgun. I love Asian food and The Pork Shack had already been recommended to me – so this was a no brainer.
The Thame-based street food business serves up takeaway pan-Asian cuisine from Thursday – Sunday, 5-9pm, at The Falcon in Thame. They also offer deliveries of ‘The Pork Shack at Home Kits’ every Saturday – ready to reheat in the comfort of your own home.
The Pork Shack Takeaways
There’s a pretty ample takeaway menu – including starters (hello dumplings, ribs and buns!), loaded fries, burgers, rice bowls & desserts. The pan-Asian theme runs throughout – even to the homemade brownies & ice creams, which features a sweet chilli ice cream!
Loaded fries alone will keep your taste buds tingling; with BBQ pulled pork, garlic piri-piri pork, turkey rendang, soy & garlic pork, teriyaki turkey, kung pow turkey, teriyaki jackfruit, Korean BBQ jackfruit, and kung pow pulled pork all available.
Burgers and rice bowls offer similar flavour combinations, with the burgers limited to pulled pork as the main filling.
In short, you won’t be stuck for choice! Starters & sides range from £2.50 – £6. Loaded fries, burgers and rice bowls all range from £6-7.
The Pork Shack At Home
The Saturday delivery options are less in quantity, but equal in flavour options; and for the sake of this review, it was the delivery service we tried.
We tried: Char siu steamed buns, char siu pork belly, chicken teriyaki and kung pow jackfruit, with coconut rice on the side.
Everything arrived portioned out and labelled, with an instructions leaflet to walk us through heating it all up. The char siu pork required some minimal oven use, everything else was microwaveable – making it all super easy, the only issue being timings if you’re reheating a number of containers.
As you can see from the pictures, there were plenty of fresh ingredients and sauces were generous. Between the four of us (2 adults, 2 kids) we left nothing, apart from some rice. So if you’ve got bigger appetites to handle, go ahead and order more.
Spice levels varied for the dishes, and everyone fought over the teriyaki chicken. The buns had just the right amount of filling, too. Don’t you just hate char siu buns that are way more bun than char siu?!
Anyway, my personal go-to is kung pow, either chicken or tofu, so it was nice to try it with jackfruit for a change. I’d prefer it a little hotter myself, with peanuts to counter the softness of jackfruit, but the depth of flavour was certainly there.
The minimum order for delivery is £20, and mains cost from £6-8 each. The homemade desserts are also available for delivery if you need that sweet tooth sated – and if you try the sweet chilli ice cream, I wanna hear about it!
Well worth a try and LOADS to choose from if you get bored easily. Delivery is available every Saturday from 10am – 3pm, delivering to OX1-5, OX9, OX15-17, OX25-26, OX33, OX39, OX44, OX49, HP17-22, and HP27.
We dined as guests of The Pork Shack, all views remain our own.