If you reside in Portland, it’s likely you are aware of the following two vegan friendly establishments. The first is Voodoo Doughnut, where there’s always a plate of vegan doughnuts, chik o stick covered if you’re lucky! The second is Tube, the smoky bar with the famous Professor Nanotear Muffin, an english muffin with a slice of ham tube, vegan cheese, and chipotle veganaisse, grilled up on a panini press. Now, there’s no question that these two delicacies are delicious on their own, but, while hanging out at Someday Lounge with Jess and Maeve, inspiration struck! In the vein of Paula Deen’s intriguingly revolting Lady’s Brunch Burger, I give to you the impromptu Ham Tube and Doughnut Sandwich!
Before we could make our sandwich dream a reality, we needed to stop by Voodoo and get our buns. Out of the selection available for the night, it was decided that maple glazed would compliment ham in the best possible way a doughnut could.
We then headed to Tube, where we had some drinks to help us cope with the earth shattering event that was about to take place. We also warmed up with some regular sandwiches before assembling the feature of the night.
A single doughnut on top, a mighty slab of ham tube, and half an english muffin on the bottom. Looks amazing, right? But how does it taste? Believe me when I tell you that maple doughnut, chipotle veganaisse, cheese and ham go together in the most gratifying way possible! At least for a guy who’s been drinking Hamms all night.
Some of us liked the sandwich more than others. I chalk it up to Jen’s less refined palate. Not everybody can appreciate cuisine of this magnitude.
Since I forgot my memory card at home, rendering my camera useless, Jess took the time to properly document our experience, even though she didn’t try the sandwich. Thanks for the pictures Jess!
While it’s not the sandwich I would choose for a daily lunch, I appeal you Portlanders or visitors to give it a try! Who knows, if we popularize it enough, maybe Tube will add it to the menu and we can have an authentic grilled version! Here’s to living out our dreams!