Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Noodles are the new sushi

I turned to my friend and colleague Rob at work on Monday and asked, "Have you seen that new noodle joint on 14th and U? I think it's called DC Noodles?" I should have known that of course, he would have already been. Rob's on top of the scene here. Need to know about a new restaurant or bar - he's your go-to guy.

Thanks to his rave reviews of DC Noodles, I practically sprinted there after a long day of work that very same day. Having not had much for lunch, I was foaming at the mouth as soon as I saw the menu. With more than 40 noodle combinations from authentic Thai recipes, the sky's the limit with choices.

My fiance and I started off with the vegetarian spring rolls, which were perfect bite-size portions, followed by Mee Pik Pao Egg Noodles with Seafood and Chili Sauce and Noodles in Spicy Soup with Beef. After two Singhas and this assortment of wonderful dishes, I was eager for dessert to cleanse my palate.

DC Noodles only serves two desserts - mango or coconut ice cream with sticky rice. OMG - it is absolutely perfect. If you want something that's not super sweet with that interesting combination of ice cream and rice textures, you MUST try it. I highly recommend the coconut.


  1. Did you know Singha was pronounced "Sing"?

    Like Vijay Singh the golfer.

    You are making me hungry.

  2. I did not know that! I thought it was "Sing-HA." Now I know I've sounded like an idiot for a long time....

    Thanks for the heads up.