Posts Tagged ‘Asian cuisine’

901 Has 86ed Its Menu: Expect More Asian Fare Starting Tomorrow

901 Restaurant & Bar is really embracing this whole Year of the Dragon thing. What with Monday marking the Chinese New Year and all, the clubby Chinatown eatery took the opportunity to announce a sweeping menu overhaul. Starting Tuesday, the food will skew more heavily toward Asian-inspired fare:  spiced duck breast, oxtail-stuffed wonton ravioli, crispy […]

Smaller Plates, But Not Tapas! Lima Restaurant Is Now Fujimori

Latin-inspired restaurant Lima on K Street NW is taking on a new Asian-inspired twist and a new name to boot: Fujimori. Dining Bisnow has the scoop. Chef Raynold Mendizabal says the new motif and new menu (think braised short ribs with ponzu sauce) reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese immigrants to places like Cuba […]

Banh Mi, Oh My! Chipotle’s ShopHouse Opening Sept. 15

DCist reports that Chipotle's hugely ballyhooed new Asian spin-off ShopHouse officially opens in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Sept. 15, with a menu offering two styles of entrees—bowls and banh mi (each priced around $7)—and your choice of proteins. It's the first firm launch date after various vague reports pegging the official start of business anywhere […]

ShopHouse Opening Soonish In Dupont Circle: ‘Is This The Birth Of A Billion-Dollar Baby?’

Chipotle spin-off ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, scheduled to open within days along Connecticut Avenue, just north of Dupont Circle, "may be the most anticipated restaurant launch in town," according to Fortune magazine. Investors, at least, are stoked about the new concept, which presents an opportunity for fast-growing Chipotle to "expand even beyond its current torrid […]

Does This Photo Make You Mad?

When my editor, Andrew Beaujon, first showed me the arresting photo that Darrow Montgomery had snapped for our look at The Source's new izakaya-style menu, I told him, "The animal rights people are going to kill us." I didn't think that was necessarily a bad thing. The animal rights people often have a better understanding […]

Get to Know Your Ethnic Eats: The Bitter Gourd

Editor's note: With apologies to David Letterman, Young & Hungry launches an occasional series looking at the wealth of exotic foodstuffs that can be found in the District's ethnic grocery stores. The food: bitter gourd, sometimes known as bitter melon, bitter cucumber,  Balsam pear, balsamina (Spanish), ku gua or foo gwa (Chinese), karela (Hindi), and […]

SEI Restaurant and Lounge Set to Open Next Week

It's been slim pickings for restaurant openings in the last few months, for the obvious reason, but Penn Quarter Living is reporting that the Asian-themed SEI Restaurant and Lounge will debut on Monday, Jan. 12, at 444 Seventh St. NW. It's owned by the same folks who brought us the fire-and-ice opulence of Oya on […]