You’re Worth Waiting for, Bad Saint

One restaurant that I have always wanted to visit was Bad Saint. Bad Saint, a Filipino restaurant located in the Columbia Heights area of DC, was named #2 best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit for 2016. Ever since, I have been dyyyyiinnngg to go. However, the problem was the logistics. Bad Saint is a very…

LOBSTAAAHHH but no love for Luke’s Lobster

Since I’ve moved to DC, I’ve been wanting to try Luke’s Lobster. I tried their lobster roll, because it is what they are most famous for. Maybe it’s just me, or the shop I visited was having an off day, but…meh. Granted, that’s a very generous pile of fresh lobster meat on a warm brioche…

Ramen and Poutine at Haikan

I noticed something recently about Vancouverites. Whenever the weather gets particularly chilly, raining and biting, we tend to swarm to our favorite ramen/pho place. Something about a hot, steaming bowl of noodles just comforts the soul. The weather in DC has been quite chilly recently, and being the Vancouverite that I am, I sought out…

Dolcezza Gelato, Round 2 for Quality Control

Now that I am writing a food blog, I am extra aware of the importance of investigative journalism, thorough research and quality control. A while ago, I visited Dolcezza Gelato at CityCenter in DC. When I visited Bethesda Row, which is a very cute neighborhood that has lots of fun shops and restaurants, kind of like…

Volcanic Ice Cream Break at Ice Cream Jubilee

You know those times when you are so hungry and stressed with deadlines and you are feeling really exasperated, so instead of rushing to knock out as many deadlines as possible, you take a 30 minute train ride and try out a new ice cream place? No? Just me? Finnneee. Anyway, I had one of those…

Laotian Lunch at Thip Khao

  After another satisfying trip back home to Vancouver filled with lots of dim sum, ice cream and sushi, my trifecta, I am back in DC. Back to reality. Recently, I finally got a bit of a breather so I went exploring again. This time, I picked Thip Khao, both for the food and the…

One Spicy Farmer’s Daughter at &pizza

I know, the picture kind of looks like a hot mess. But seriously, aren’t the best pizzas the messy ones? &pizza is a DC-based pizza chain. Their signature is the long, rectangular shape of their craft pizza that are made on order. I got the Farmer’s Daughter, which has spicy tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, Italian sausage, egg,…

Dreaming of being a vegetarian at Chaia

I love me some tacos…especially when they have bombastic flavors!! I found Chaia when I was wondering around Georgetown one day. Chaia is a tiny store tucked into a side street away from the busy shopping central on M Street. They only make vegetarian tacos, and they offer them at 1 for $3.75 or 3…

Pandan and Duck Confit at Kyirisan

Michelin recently released DC’s first Michelin Guide and 19 restaurants made the Bib Gourmand list. Bib Gourmand means Michelin thinks the restaurant is good value, where you can get 2 courses and a dessert or a glass of wine for $40 or less. Basically, it means gourmet cheap eats, Michelin approved. Naturally,…naturally, I had to…

Let me show you the world…with food at Compass Rose

Having had the beautiful pide at Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen in Kerrisdale, I was very happy to know that DC has a restaurant, Compass Rose, that does the traditional Georgian Khachapuri, with egg, cheese and buttaahhh!!! Compass Rose is a small, narrow restaurant located just off 14th street, a very trendy and beautiful neighbor with lots…

Messy Fingers and a Full Belly at Keren

Aside from American and Southern food, Washington DC also has several ethnic gems in the city. Keren Restaurant that specializes in Eritrean food is one of them. I walked by the place before, while on my way to another restaurant, naturally, and I had an opportunity recently to go for lunch. I got the Keren Special,…

Dreaming in Roses at Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s Luxury was named the Best New Restaurant of 2014 by Bon Appetit. They serve mostly small dishes with a couple of larger options served family style to share. Their menu ranges from Southern comfort food, to American, a little French, a little Italian and probably a whole bunch of other incredible exotic influences that…