Where will I be tomorrow? Or more importantly, with whom, and why? And how? Time will tell…
Because I love each and every one of you readers so much, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Usually, such knowledge is reserved for True Washington Insiders. I myself achieved this status through being the only one in our party of three (the other two of whom worked in DC for an entire summer) who unfailingly and innately knew not only where our car was parked, but where the metro was at all points during our Ashburn/DC weekend.
(I guess it’s true – women can’t read maps. We don’t need them.)
Anyhoodle, as a Washington Insider I shouldn’t be sharing trade secrets with the peasantry (that’s you lot), but I plan to run the kind of fiefdom where everybody has equal access to the good eating spots.
So I present to you the lunch-time haunt of the WIs:
For those who like to play with their food, Teaism‘s Handroll Bento Box is just the ticket. The salmon is luscious, the rice is cooked to that ideal almost-sticky texture, and the nori is crispy but still pliable. Admittedly, I found the braised cabbage a bit sweet for my liking, but the seaweed salad is phenomenal. If you buy both, therefore, you could easily make a seaweed salmon handroll. Hurrah! In addition, the miso is gently balanced between salt, umami, and the peppery kick of finely sliced spring onions, and as such can fit into the meal whenever you so choose – before, during, or after your other selections.
One day, I’d like to go back for the ochazuke (rice and green tea soup with salmon or pickled plums) and the Salty Oat Cookie, the latter of which comes highly recommended by L.FoodieStarbright.
Super H Mart
What did we have for lunch at Fairfax’s Super H Mart, a Korean supermarket?
So, what did we eat?
Of course, what is a weekend of eats without dessert? Sweets to come…
(After the big reveal, most likely. So many posts, so little time.)