As much as my dear friends in DC may dispute it, the food scene is really turning around. When we couldn’t fathom waiting in line at Bad Saint in the rain, we ended up at Maketto and it was hardly a consolation prize. A mashup of Cambodian and Taiwanese which results in some delicious dishes in a funky, casual space that is not DC in a great way. And in the year of fried chicken, another great addition with this fantastic five spice caramel version.
braised pork steamed bao, braised pork, hoisin sauce
crispy gruyere dumplings, chinese beef chili, fermented mustard greens
spicy laab and bone marrow, mixed herbs, spicy ground pork, chilis
wok fried rice noodles, mushroom sauce, local vegetables
maketto fried chicken, five spice caramel, housemade bread