Chinese

Tiger Fork (Washington, D.C.)

Venturing off to find new brunch spots in D.C. has to be the most challenging thing I’ve come across.  Sure, there are plenty of brunch spots in D.C., but how many of them can you narrow it done for it to be a quality decision?  I wanted something different from the traditional brunch foods that I’ve eaten, so I thought I could get something different from this Chinese Bistro.

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Tiger Fork, which is located off of N St, is a contemporary restaurant that takes on Hong Kong dishes with herb-infused cocktails.  It’s always good to know what a restaurant is known for, so you can get an idea of what you should order.  There’s nothing worse than going to a restaurant and being totally unprepared about what you’re going to eat.  No, Ashley doesn’t know what you like to eat, so her giving you recommendations isn’t always the best idea.

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During my visit I was able to dine on three dishes.  Shumai, Congee, and Happy Toast were my choices of the day.  The Shumai, which is dim sum, was stuffed with Shrimp, Turkey, Sweet Corn, and topped with House Cured Trout Roe.  If you’re looking for a dish that’s packed with flavor, soft, and buttery than look no further.  The Shrimp mixed in with the Turkey packed the most flavors, but what it topped it off was the sweetness of the Corn.  I’ve had good dim sum before, but this was off the charts.

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The next dish was the Congee.  It’s the Chinese version of Grits.  It consisted of Braised Shiitake Mushrooms, Soft Poached Egg, Yao Chi Guai, and Braised Chicken.  Great flavors, especially with the Shiitake Mushrooms, but this dish was a bit too watery for my liking.  The poached egg was very sweet and savory, and the braised chicken was lean and juicy.  If this dish was thickened up just a bit more, I would’ve loved every aspect of it.  This is a good dish to get for brunch, because it still gives you a “Grits” kind of dish, which is a great alternative.

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The last dish was the Happy Toast.  A Chinese version of French Toast but made with Burned Coconut Cream, and Condensed Milk.  This French Toast was made perfectly.  Soft on the inside and toasty on the outside.  This reminded me of a Coconut French Toast with a milky topping.  The French Toast sat on top of what was a lemon sauce, which added more flavor and the consistency was perfect.  This reminded me of a dessert French Toast because of how sweet it was, but I wouldn’t trade this dish in for anything.

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Overall, this restaurant is a go-to.  I would love to try this restaurant out for dinner, because of its extensive menu, but their brunch menu is worth going to.  If you’re in the area, make sure you make this place a top priority.

OVERALL RATING : FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE

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