So sorry for the abrupt hiatus everyone!
Graduate school was having its way with my life for the past -- I can hardly admit it -- 8 weeks...
In any case, I'm back with a quick post from Chinatown.
M & I found ourselves in the heart of the District and decided to visit Zengo.
I've been here a handful of times, but I'm still not sure if Latin-Asian fusion has won me over.
We sat in the upper dining room and ordered the Miso Soup:
This was actually a really exciting take on the traditional recipe, with a chipotle-tomato kick.
Not really in the mood for a big meal, we just ordered a few appetizers to share:
The Charred Tuna Wanton Tacos with sushi rice, guacamole, mango salsa & a hint of Pasilla peppers,
the Thai Chicken Empanadas topped with a mango-curry salsa...
...and filled with oaxaca cheese & poblano chili peppers,
and the Shrimp Veggie Potstickers served with a red chile-dashi sauce.
I *might* have eaten most of everything, except the soup. M loves soup.
As we were getting up to leave, our dear friend Brenda caught our attention.
Little did we know, she was sitting with a large group of friends at the table next to us!
It was really great catching up.
In terms of the food, she said she really enjoyed the Mexican Chocolate Tart.
Too bad we didn't think to look at the dessert menu!
Richard Sandoval has several other popular restaurants in DC, including Masa 14, El Centro,
and a new Latin steakhouse that recently opened on Eye Street called Toro Toro...