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Chocolate Eclair at Filomena

A Taste of Sweet Decadence

I have long prided myself on being immune to the temptation of desserts. In fact, when I have reiterated to my friends that I do not have a sweet tooth, I have always been filled with a strange sense of accomplishment when they stared at me, eyes wide open, and[Read More…]

by August 6, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
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Cumin lamb at Shanghai Lounge

A Taste of Asia

I rarely dine at an Asian restaurant when I’m in the States for the simple reason that, however authentic the place claims to be, it is no comparison to a restaurant in Asia. Nonetheless, I have still tried a handful of Asian places, and found that I was pleasantly surprised,[Read More…]

by July 23, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
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Greek yoghurt and apricots at Zaytingya.

A Taste of the Mediterranean Coast

When I was still in Shanghai, I tried Turkish cuisine and discovered it was not to my liking. Granted, the desserts were mind-blowing, even for someone indifferent to sugar, like me, but the entrees had too strong a flavor for my liking and left me with a negative first impression of[Read More…]

by July 9, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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A Taste of the Gift from Brittany

Brittany, located in the northwest region of France, has witnessed the birth of a medley of exquisite French cuisines, including the renowned Brittany cookies, and my personal favorite: crepes. Many characterize the crepe as a distant relative of the pancake, and not without good reason. The two do share almost[Read More…]

by June 25, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
COURTESY YIWEN HU

The signature Frutti di Mare dish at Fiola Mare.

A Taste of the Ocean

I have been long aware that when it comes to food, my favorites are only temporary. For example, despite my mom’s effort to convert me into a completely omnivorous foodie, I am still reluctant to eat some foods, especially eggplant. Although eggplant remains on my “no” list, since my time in[Read More…]

by June 11, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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Eggs Benedict at Tabard Inn Restaurant

A Taste of a Decadent Sunday

During my adventurous — but admittedly rather crazy ‚ summer last year I spent over four months in Shanghai where I visited over 230 restaurants. But despite tasting a wide variety of culinary delights, both in Shanghai and D.C. there is only one dish that acts as the momentum to[Read More…]

by May 28, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
YIWEN HUN FOR THE HOYA

The gnocchi and Gorgonzola at the Italian restaurant Pasta Mia was perfectly cooked and served with a generous amount of the restaurant’s signature, strong, rich cheese sauce.

Generous Portions and Classic Flavors Make Italian Eatery a Hit

★★★☆☆ $$$$ Pasta Mia, which has been on the corner of Columbia Road and 18th Street for more than a decade, holds a special place in the hearts of Italian cuisine lovers in Adams Morgan. This tiny restaurant owned by an Italian couple has a curiously mixed reputation: heavenly pasta[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Middle Eastern Eatery Offers Mediocre Mezza Plates

Middle Eastern Eatery Offers Mediocre Mezza Plates

With its rich variety of unique flavors and spices, it’s hard not to love Middle Eastern food. Me Jana, located in Arlington, may not do as much justice to the cuisine as hoped, but is still worth the trip out to Virginia for authentic Mediterranean dishes. Me Jana, with its[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
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Rosslyn

Rosslyn is a familiar area for most Georgetown students, but many might not know the delicious treasures hidden between its skyscrapers and beyond the GUTS bus stop.   Choupi 1218 19th St. N, Arlington, Va., 22209 0.3 miles from Metro stop French | $$$$ Don’t let Choupi deceive you. Although it’s a food truck that is only[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide