La Casita Pupuseria #DCEATS

On this second visit , I decided to take a bunch of out-of-towners to sample Salvadorean food. This place fits the bill for a hole in the wall mom and pop store that knows what they are doing. The area is flooded with latin american options and many have gotten used the plethora of options when it comes to food from the C4.

Its always fun to watch your food being made live ! Make sure you stand near the counter while your pupusas are thrown (yes literally) on the grill.

I ordered the loroco bud , beans & ayote squash options. I also ordered the corn tamal and the bean tamal along with some coconut macroons , salvadorean cheesecake & what could only be described as caramel fudge (on the left of the counter in a plastic box).

The loroco & squash pupusa’s are have a nice bite to them. The pupusa cover itself is thin enough to tear at places yet strong enough to hold most of the stuffing. The leaked cheese gets griddled and crusty 🙂 The slaw served with these pupusa’s didnt quite hit the mark and needed a dash of vinegar / lime.

The staff here are really friendly & the food nice & cheap ! a huge atol-de-elote , 2xmacroons , 2xfudge, 4 pupusas , 2 tamals cost about 20$

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The Best Chinese Dishes in (but Mostly Around) D.C.: DCist

The Best Chinese Dishes in (but Mostly Around) D.C.: DCist.

Post mentions some of DC’s (mostly MOCO’s)  finest chinese places 🙂

Oriental East

Hollywood East

Sichuan Jin River

China Bistro

Although I prefer the Uncle Liu’s hot pot to Mala Tang’s version !

Bob’s Noodle 66 also in MOCO-Rockville (not on the list here) just made Tyler Cohens goto for shagianese soup dumplings ! : http://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/?p=2445

#dcfoodie #dceats #mdsuburbs #rockvillemd la canela , avocado and lump crab taro compilation, corvina fillet (closest I’ve come to #bombil #Bombayduck ) with seafood mixto in a #aji sauce. #peru #Peruvian

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Been to La Canela before, its a neighborhood gem tucked away in a corner of Rockville Town Center.

The choices of appetizers are nice. On a previous occasion I’d tried the crab croquettes and the papa ala huancina , this time around I tried the jumbo lump crab meat with avocado and taro shreds ( seasonal and not on the menu ). On occasions the appetizers could’ve used a tad bit more seasoning , but still felt pretty satisfying.

Of the main courses I’ve tried the lomo saltado , the cordero , the arroz con pato and the fried corvina. The cordero being my favorite of them all ! The huge lamb shank comes up on a buttery puree. Well seasoned and slow cooked , this dish is excellent on its own , even better when combined with a pisco sour ( the acidity of the pisco cuts through the buttery richness of the lamb shank ). The shank is self is huge | dark brown | fork tender ! A must Try !

The pato was a bit salty with dry meat on the inside, possibly out of seasoning the skin and no seasoning inside. Also its not cooked with the rice but fried separately.

The corvina fillet was beautifully done. Soft fish , golden on the outside topped with a seafood mix all tossed up with some aji sauce . This is served up with jasmine rice which I did not have but I’m guessing can be used to soup up the remaining sauce.

The lomo saltado is nothing worth writing home about, but then I’m not a big fan of it either. I for one refuse to believe its as popular in Peru as it is in the states ! but then I could be wrong.