Papaya King has received 3 stars from the Eat & Run column in today’s Press Herald.
The Portland Papaya King serves something called the “Sausage of Mass Destruction,” which is a thick sausage topped with chili, sauerkraut, peppers and cheese for $4.75. I was expecting it to be uncomfortably spicy because of the in-your-face name but found the seasoning just right. You can order this without worry that you’ll have to call the fire department.
The best thing about Papaya King is that it’s open well past midnight, providing a late-night option for hungry Old Port denizens and for folks like me who sometimes find themselves in those weird circumstances where you’re out really late and want a bite to eat.