Posts Tagged ‘Are You Gonna Eat That?’

Are You Gonna Eat That? Beef Marrow with Sea Urchin, Antler Mustard, and Ink Toast

RJ Cooper's latest creation is the most decadent take on surf ’n’ turf to ever hit a plate.

Are You Gonna Eat That? New Big Wong’s Deep Fried Duck Tongues

The Dish: Deep Fried Duck Tongues Price: $16.95 Where to Get It: New Big Wong, 610 H St. NW; (202) 628-0491 What It Is: A pile of about 30 amply salted, formerly quacking, fried tongues What It Tastes Like: If you’ve ever fantasized about cutting out the tongues of everyone that still does a Donald […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Eat The Rich’s Eel and Snakehead Pies

The Dish: Eel Pie/Snakehead Fish Pie Where to Get It: Eat The Rich, 1839 7th St. NW; (202) 316-9396; etrbar.com Price: $15 What It Is: A palm-sized pie filled with filleted and smoked Chesapeake eels, plus forcemeat made from the eel trimmings, button mushrooms, peas, and summer savory. When eels aren’t available—because fishermen nab them […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Sushi Taro’s Soft-Shell Turtle Soup

The Dish: “Suppon” or soft-shell turtle soup with scallions, mochi, and mizuna (Japanese greens) Where to Get It: Sushi Taro, 1503 17th St. NW; (202) 462-8999; sushitaro.com Price: $30 à la carte (not listed as an à la carte option, but available upon request), or $90 per person as part of the tasting menu. What […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Zentan’s Kinki Fish

The Dish: Kinki Fish Price: $6.50 per slice of sashimi. It’s also included in the $65 omakase tasting menu. Where to Get It: Zentan, 1155 14th St. NW; (202) 379-4366; zentanrestaurant.com What It Is: A rare, deep sea–dwelling fish in the snapper family that can live about a century. It calls the Pacific Ocean home, […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Izakaya Seki’s Tuna Natto

The Dish: Tuna Natto Price: $5 Where to Get It: Izakaya Seki, 1117 V St. NW; (202) 5885841; sekidc.com What It Is: Fermented soybeans paired with tuna sashimi What it Tastes Like: Natto is an acquired taste, even in Japan. That’s because it tastes like a sweaty dorm room or a dish sponge that’s scrubbed one […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Fainting Goat’s Pork Fries

The Dish: Pork Fries Price: $7 Where to Get Them: Fainting Goat, 1330 U St. NW; (202) 735-0344; faintinggoatdc.com What They Are: Deep-fried head cheese with black garlic puree What They Taste Like: These hearty golden ingots look more like fish sticks than fries. The crackly, crunchy panko crust conceals a mash of rich shreds […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Rose’s Luxury’s Uni Scrambled Eggs

The Dish: Uni Scrambled Eggs Where to Get It: Rose’s Luxury, 717 8th St. SE; (202) 580-8889; rosesluxury.com Price: $18 What It Is: French-style scrambled eggs whipped up in a double broiler with some melted uni (the Japanese word for sea urchin roe), chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. The œufs are ladled into a […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Range’s Bloody Mary With Real Blood

The Drink: Bloody mary with pig’s blood consommé Price: $12 Where to Get It: Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 201; (202) 803-8020; voltrange.com What It Is: A reinterpretation of the classic hangover cure, with citrine-colored pig’s blood consommé and Tito’s vodka What It Tastes Like: The lightest, most refreshing bloody mary you’ve ever had. […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Cha Bong Pork Floss

The Dish: Cha bong pork floss Where to Get It: Song Que at Eden Center, 6769 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church; (703) 536-7900; songquedeli.com Price: $6 What It Is: Shreds of pork dry-roasted with salt and sugar and used as a topping for many foods, including noodles, soups, and rice dishes. What It Tastes Like: This […]

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