— by Michael Russell: “It wasn’t my proudest moment,” chef Teng Xiong says, somewhat sheepishly, about the familiar fried Brussels sprouts I spotted at Nam Pa, his year-old Hmong food cart.

Let’s back up: Last year, the Minnesota-born chef bought his cart from Angeline Ong and Jessica Wells of Straits Kitchen, a Chinese-influenced Malaysian cart parked in the same spot at Sellwood’s Piknik Park pod. Among the former occupant’s signature dishes? Crispy Brussels sprouts tossed in soy sauce and lime…

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