One of the first things we noticed when moving from Arizona to Virginia was the huge lack of Mexican food. I'd love to talk to you about "The Great Search for Uncooked Tortillas", but I think that might actually be more boring than I think it is. This is all to say that what our new home lacks in Mexican food, it makes up for in the Asian department, and we plan to fully take advantage of it!
Last year in Austin we had the best Ramen we've ever tasted and ever since then Max has been on a constant hunt for good Ramen. While in D.C. this past weekend we decided to knock a few places off the list and we weren't disappointed! In an effort to keep up my practice of making maps, I decided to do a quick mini map to document the weekend. I think this is something I'll do more of, it's great practice and less commitment!
If you're like me and keep a running list of places to eat in different cities, might I recommend a few in D.C.?:
Toki Underground - Guy Fieri turned us on to this one. The Abura Tsukeman, which my friend Liz got, was everyone's favorite! It's maybe technically not ramen because the noodles and broth come in different bowls and you dip the noodles. Just do it! I loved the atmosphere but I wouldn't bring kids here. Oh and it's tiny so expect a wait.
Daikaya - Our second ramen stop. Honestly you can't go wrong with anything here. Max liked Daikaya more, but it was a tie for me.
The Pretzel Bakery - Get the Pretzel Bomb, even if you don't like Nutella (I don't, gasp!), it's so good.
Rasika - OK also not ramen, but Indian. Everything we had here was AMAZING. I went here with my sister-in-law while our husbands were out of town. Max had already gone without me and never stops talking about it!