Baltimore/ Washington Dishes You Dream About
Tell us about dream dishes over which you obsess and can't get enough. For me, it's succulent Peking Duck with crispy skin, tender meat, pancake, hoisin sauce and scallion. And the soup which follows made from the bones. YUM! Can it get any better than this?
Me: Cumin lamb, the chicken/pepper special and chengdu noodles from HKP
Curried squid and sweet/spicy/sour salmon soup at Nam Viet
Spicy wontons and the spinach & pork dish from Joe's.
Wings at Bungalow (with 3 mile island)
Spicy squid salad from Thai Square
Chorizo taco or burrito from TECC.
3217 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Nam Viet Restaurant
3419 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., washington, dc, DC 20008
Unfortunately the Peking Duck I dream about is found in Taipei at the Celestial Restaurant on Nanjing West Road and in Beijing at Beijing Dadong Kaoya Dian or Jiuhua Shan. All are worthy destination restaurants. And there are many others in Taipei and Beijing. And that is why I dream of it until I get there. Soon. I'd love to know of where to get this dish in our area, prepared in the Beijing style and carved at the table with the soup to follow.
My local obsessions:
wontons with hot and sour sauce from Joe's Noodle house
bun cha Hanoi from Tay Do (Eden Center)
burger with sauteed mushrooms and onions from Ray's Hell Burger (and the mac and cheese)
a spicy squid dish (name escapes me) from the Korean style eatery at the Lotte in Silver Spring
hot and sour seafood curry from Asian Foods (Wheaton)
I'm not sure anything else locally rises to the level of obsession for me.
My biggest obsession is probably a particular meal (a specific teishoku) in Japan. Off topic for this board, and probably unobtainable in a restaurant in this area.
Ray's Hell Burger
1713 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209