Posts Tagged ‘Are You Gonna Eat That?’

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 […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Ted’s Bulletin’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger

The Dish: Drew’s Peanut Butter Bacon Burger Where to Get It: Ted’s Bulletin, 1818 14th St. NW and 505 8th St. SE Price: $12.79 What It Is: An eight-ounce beef patty topped with bacon and peanut butter on a sesame seed brioche bun, served with tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickles plus fries and house-made tomato […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Cactus Fries at Casa Oaxaca

The Dish: Nopalitos fritos Where to Get It: Casa Oaxaca, 2106 18th St. NW; (202) 387-2272; oaxacaindc.com Price: $9 What It Is: Cactus paddles seasoned with Mexican oregano, then battered and fried in crunchy blue cornmeal and served with a spicy avocado-tomatillo salsa. What It Tastes Like: Think cornmeal-crusted fried okra, and you get the […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Balut

The Dish: Balut Where to Get It: Filipino Home Baking & Grocery, 11222 Triangle Lane, Wheaton; (301) 942-2800 Price: $1.29 each What It Is: A duck egg with a visible 16- to 21-day-old embryo inside—wings, beak, and all. A good balut has four parts: the white, the yolk, the amniotic fluid, and the embryo itself. […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Kangaroo Boxing Club’s Fuck’it Bucket

The Dish: The Fuck’it Bucket Where to Get It: Kangaroo Boxing Club, 3410 11th St. NW; (202) 505-4522; kangaroodc.com Price: $10 What It Is: “A bowl full of awesome,” according to the vague yet accurate menu description. “It’s a creative channel for whoever’s in the kitchen with all our menu items at their disposal,” says […]

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