after all these years, i finally checked out the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC.
we rarely eat chinese food in VA because the selection is so limited. pork belly wanted to try sichuan village because he was craving for spicy chinese food, so why not write a review and support my own people !!!
hot shot pork belly <3
pork belly’s mom made me this dress yay!! feel so loved!! his mom is awesome. if you need wedding dresses or need ur dress altered go visit http://www.leesburg-bridal.com/ best in the area!!
shredded potato. this is what i loved to eat when i was young, potatoes, i love it in any way. fried, stir fried, mashed, steamed, you name it. you cannot usually find this in restaurant especially in the states.
although it is not the nicest chinese restaurant, the food here is very decent. more authentic than a lot of places around the area. very reasonable priced and fast friendly service. i would def come back for more!!!
14005 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
omggggg ive been wanting this purse forrrrrrevevevevevveverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and his mom was generous enough to give me as a gift !!!!!!!!!! i was gonna save up my entire life for it since the price goes up like everyday. ive been wanting it ever since it was 2k and now it’s 4k. im so luckyyyy jejejejejejejeeee. i still cant believe i got it! as a gift too! omgggg! feel so lovvvvvveeeed!!!!!! this is what exactly i wanted! the reissue flap !! although sliver/black would be more perfect but i cant complain. now i got my camera and my purse, there is really nothing else i want in my life right now. next thing -> a house for me and pork belly!
ok enough showing off, the rest is some random pix from this weekend. pork belly and i wanted to see ai weiwei’s exhibit in dc museum, but ended up it isnt til this fall. we still went around and took a few pix of other stuff they had.
hot shot pork belly just got promoted after working at his current job for less than a year. so proud of my baby. BUT the downside to it is he isnt moving to boston in august anymore like we planned because the promotion was too good to say no :’( anyways, we went out to celebrate on badget before the 1st big fat check comes in.
sushi taro in DC we went. i think i just found my FAVE restaurant in DC! the meal was so awesome. sushi was one of the best ive ever had. fish was one of the freshest. the price was very reasonable. dessert menu was epic comparing to average japanese restaurant.
according to yelp reviews, they have happy hour from 5:30-7pm on a weekday, i think sushi and drinks are half off at this bar. that just sounds too awesome. i have to come back and have a feast during happy our one of these days!
there is a private room/sushi counter (yea they dont call it sushi bar) that you can reserve. the waitress said the wait is about a month and you can send them an email for reservation of that room. one of these days i need to come back and eat at the sushi counter!
10 hrs braised pork belly in sweetened soy. omg it smelled amazing when it arrived. melts in your mouth. perfect texture and flavor. it’s something that my aunt makes. if a person doesnt eat fat loves it it says something. delishhhhhhh
omakase sushi. fish was soooo fresh. even a lot fresher than pabu that we had couple days ago. it is cheaper than pabu as well. i wish i could come back everyday.
hoji cha pudding- baked green tea pudding with caramel. this was fantastic. thick but yummy flavor. usually japanese restaurants only serve mochi ice cream or some sort for desserts, but sushi taro actually offers a great selection of desserts. a lot of them looked attempting. i cant wait to go back and try them all.
i loved this place. it gets a full 5/5 bunny belly.
thanks to hot shot pork belly for picking out another great restaurant and congrats on the promotion. i love you!
Categories: Sushi, Japanese
1503 17th St NW
(between N P St & N Church St)
Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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toki underground is a very popular ramen joint in DC. according to yelp, the wait could be up to 2 hours.
last nite, pork belly and i went there late. surprisingly there was no wait; we got seats at the bar right away.
they offer beers that you dont usually find at other places. the tokyo black tasted like guinness. taiwan beer was nice and light.
this tastes like blue moon.
pork dumplings- you get to choose how they are cooked. pan fried, boiled, or deep fried. we had pan fried. they were really juice and tasty. so good. even better, half dozen was only $5 bux! best $5 bux you can ever spend at a restaurant!
the food was really good, but i dont know if i would wanna wait for 2 hours for it. come on a late sunday night, you wont have to wait for too long.
1234 H Street, NE (above The Pug)
Washington, DC 20002
T (202) 388-3086
S,M,T,W: Food 5p-10p / Bar: 5p-2a
TH,F,S: Food 5p-12a / Bar: 5p-3a
i visited pork belly last weekend in virginia. we had such a great ‘outdoor’ weekend.
saturday we went to the national zoo in DC. we took the train instead of driving there. DC has the creepiest subway ever. so dark and creepy.
the zoo is FREE just like other museums in DC
perhaps because it is free. there arent so many animals in the zoo.
there are two pandas: tian tian and mei xiang. this is the first time ive ever since a live non-sleeping panda super close. w00t! the pandas were both eating bamboos. i really think their main meals are not bamboos but meat instead. how can they only eat bamboos and get that fat. they are aggressive diners.
this might be the 1st time ive seen a live owl.
after the zoo, we headed to sweet lobby. although pork belly bought sweet lobby for me a few times, i hadnt been to their real store yet.
the store is so tiny. im sorta on a diet so we just got couple things and ate on the spot. the cupcakes were so good when they were fresh.
strawberry champagne + green tea w/ a macaron on top.
check out pork belly’s panty and flies tee in the back :T
after sweet lobby we headed to georgetown. we rented two bikes and biked around.
look what i got lol….. i also bought a bubble bar from lush.
we had dinner @ chasin tails crawfish in arlington and watched the celtics vs. 76ers game 7. the food that night wasnt so good and fresh and the waiter was super slow. meh i don’t know if i will return again.
the green tea bingsoo is a beast. sooo goooddd omg!! the one @ pc cafe in boston is nothing but trash comparing to this.
the shaved ice is so fine + super delish green tea ice cream + mochi + yummy red bean
the pink bubble tea is guava flavored. tasted horrible it went straight to trash.
after yummy bingsoo its time for some biking. pork belly took me to the The Washington and Old Dominion Trail
“The 100-foot-wide W&OD has been called “the skinniest park in Virginia.” But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, bicycling and skating and 32 miles of adjacent gravel trail for horseback riding. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, the multi-use W&OD Trail runs through the urban heartland and countryside of Northern Virginia.
W&OD Trail Hours: The park is open all year, from dawn to dusk.
Location: The W&OD Trail runs from Shirlington near I-395 to Purcellville in Loudoun County.”
after korean bbq @ honey pig we went to h mart next door to grab some snacks.
korean kit kat knock-offs
pork belly picked up this cuz he thought the expression of the chicken made this looked super good and spicy, but it turned out to be the opposite.
after h mart we went to our fave dessert place again – shilla
i couldnt resist sampling their bread/bakery. omg so good. heavenly good. i was in paradise.
after i was super stuffed from sampling all the bread, we headed to great falls park for hiking.
after hiking we drove back to reston center. i got a cupcake from red velvet cupcakery. they only had two flavors left. this chocolate one and carrot cupcake. i hate carrot cake so i didnt have a choice. it was good but nothing so special about it.
also went to Pilango Gelato for some gelato. i got the passion fruit flavor. soooooo goood and refreshingly deflish!!!!! loved loved it!
thanks to pork belly i had a such fun weekend. i love you <3
pork belly took me to district taco last weekend. they started with a food truck and now have grown into restaurants at multiple locations in and around VA and DC area.
i liked these tacos a lot! so tasty, bold, flavorful, and spicy. although the meat couldve been better, the ingredients were super fresh as they claim that they are made from scratch each day. the only complain i had was the tortillas were flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. i just checked out their online menu it says:
On flour tortilla. Corn tortillas available upon request’
i guess i did not see that in the restaurant. remember to ask for corn tortillas if thats what you prefer.
these still cant beat the taco trucks in LA, but i am satisfied. cant ask for more.
this place gets 4.5/5 bunny belly
boston does not have any good korean food. i usually get my korean bbq fix in VA. with a larger korean population in virginia, you can find way better korean food in VA. honey pig is our to go korean bbq place. honey pigs have three locations in VA. the centreville one is the closest to pork belly’s house. this was actually the very first restaurant pork belly took me to in VA. it opens 24/7 and i love the atmosphere here.
it reminds me exactly like korea. they even use the same table in korea.
we order LA galbi and ribs. so yummmmm
they sell their tees. two pigs and one wears bunny ears awww.
this place gets 4/5 bunny belly.13818-B Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20121
Annandale, VA 22003
we have been to uncle liu’s hot pot restaurant a few times and i love the spicy hot pot broth @ uncle liu’s. probably the most authentic ma la spicy broth ive had on the east coast. the only turn off is the meat @ uncle liu’s. not tender and high quality meat. one day we saw mala tang on livingsocial. mala tang and uncle liu’s have the same owner except mala tang is the fancier version of uncle liu’s, so we wanted to give mala tang a try and hoped that they have better meat @ mala tang.
we went to mala tang for lunch last saturday. the place is pretty good. very well decorated for a chinese restaurant. we were the ONLY people there except another couple.
i ordered chengdu cold noodles. this was ok. flavors were off. not as spicy and delish as what ive had in chengdu.
chengdu dumplings. this was so off. nothing like the real zhong shuijiao, but it didnt taste bad.
they have the small personal pot for hot pot. it sort looks like shabu shabu. the broth was bland. uncle liu’s broth was way spicier, numb, and flavorful!
i love the sesame sauce, but not a lot of places have it in america. this tasted a bit sour :T
scam no. 1: i ordered the surf and turf meal which comes with meat and seafood of your choice and a combo of veggies. i chose veggie combo #1 because it has lotus roots on the menu, but when they brought the veggies i did NOT see any lotus roots. i asked our waitress why she said they did not have it. ok this is not acceptable. why didn’t she inform me that they did not have it when i placed the order?!
scam no. 2: you can choose either noodles, rice, or vermicelli. she did not ask me what i wanted; she just brought rice to me. who eats rice with hot pot?! i asked her if i could have vermicelli; she said no because that would be extra $4. wtf it says right in the menu that i get to choose.
scam no. 3: the meat – bad quality meat with veggies stuffed in the bottom to make the plate looks fuller.
ive always always been skeptical about restaurants on livingsocial or groupon. if the restaurants are good, they do not need to advertise on such sites. this proved me im right again.
this place gets 1/5 bunny belly
NEVER AGAIN!3434 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201