Posts Tagged ‘Are You Gonna Eat That?’

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 […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Eat The Rich’s Whelks

The Dish: Rapa whelks with J.O. mayo Where to Get It: Eat the Rich, 1839 7th St. NW; (202) 316-9396; etrbar.com Price: $15 What It Is: Rapa whelks are sea snails—the less-appreciated escargots of the ocean. Scientists discovered the invasive species, native to Asia, in the Chesapeake Bay in 1998. Now they’re caught in traps […]

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