Birthday Feasting at Kissa Tanto

I never miss an opportunity to celebrate with food and for my recent birthday, I researched restaurants in the city for my celebration. I have always wanted to go to Kissa Tanto since it opened about a year ago. It’s a small restaurant in Chinatown, very intimate and has a sexy, jazz vibe. Kissa Tanto…

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…

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…

Dim Sum and Ceviche: Brunch at China Chilcano

In my restaurant research for DC, I noticed that Jose Andres has a lot of restaurants in DC. After my amazing experience at Zaytinya, I was eager to try China Chilcano. China Chilcano is very unique, it’s a Chinese-Peruvian fusion restaurant. Their menu offers a nice mix of both Chinese and Peruvian dishes and I…

Hello DC, Let’s Brunch!

Hello from the District!! I’ve recently relocated to Washington, DC so now we have a new blog feature: foodie posts on DC!! I’ve been running around like a headless chicken for the last month, planning and actually making this move. Even though my apartment still looks like a bomb blew off in there, I made…

Brunchin’ at Linh Cafe

As a firm believer that breakfast food, particularly eggs in any way, shape, or form, is appropriate at any time of the day, I love brunch. I think brunch is the best part of the day and I sincerely wish restaurants will offer brunch 7 days a week, rather than during weekends. I recently got…

Dessert Breakfast at Fondway Cafe

Nafiza and I had one of our foodie dates recently. We were really productive and we hit many spots. This is the aperitif, otherwise known as “Teng-was-too-hungry-and-had-to-eat-or-starve-to-death.” Ahem. Now, I have been dyyying to go to Fondway Cafe. Nafiza has already went, and based on her review and what everyone else was saying about Fondway,…

Munching on Banana Leaves: Lunch at Banana Leaf

This past Saturday, Teng and I were reunited and how else could we celebrate this momentous occasion than with food? The first stop on our trip was Banana Leaf – Denman branch. Don’t quote me on this but I think each location has a slightly different menu. Teng and I are going to give you…

Heads Up, Bao Down

If you live in Vancouver, you will already know that we love our fusion food. Bao Down is quintessentially Vancouver-ian (imho). Located in the picturesque Gas Town (specifically 12 Powell Street) it offers a new version of a bao. A bao according to Wiki is: “A baozi or simply known as bao, bau, humbow, nunu,…