DC area Secret menu compilation?
So on a recent thread about Thai by Thai, there is talk of a secret menu. This is not the first time a secret menu has been mentioned.
Has anyone ever compiled a DC list on CH? I did a search but could not find anything compiled. I'm thinking a list would be helpful because so many of us are adventurous!
So, I'll start it:
Thai by Thai
I would want to know if it has English translations, if the staff will explain dishes, and, of course, what can't be missed!
How far would you consider "DC area?" Noodles Corner in Columbia (Maryland) has a second "native" menu that has spare English translations, though you often have to convince the staff that you really want it if you're not Asian (which I'm not). Noticed a secret menu was given to some Asian folks at Hunan Gate in Arlington after we'd ordered from the regular menu.
There is a Thai language menu at Thai Square in Arlington. No translation. If pressed, they will halp you. They have a really good duck noodle soup on there as well as fish maw salad and I recommend the sour curry. I am not into the raw crab salad - but it's on there if you want it.
Bangkok Garden in Bethesda also has a good Thai language menu. A small group of us went there a few years back and came up with this report: