1516 connecticut avenue nw, 20036
tel: 202) 232-4141
what was consumed: rice and noodle bowl
what is not to like about the chipotle model? and how about a south east asian cuisine version of it? yes please!
after a few episodes of "90-day fiance," j and i looked for a light, quick, and delish option for dinner before calling it a day. her residence in dupont circle offered us loads off options. as i had never been to (the?) shophouse, we both decided that it was time.
just like chipotle, you walk in and get in line next to their counter. you go through a series of options and build your bowl. noodles or rice? what kind of meat? which veggies? sauce/curry? here are my thoughts: as much as i love love love noodles, i think rice is the better way to go. and, off course, get as many veggies as they'll allow. and spicy? yes please. they also had this roasted or grilled or charred (i don't remember how it's described) tofu. veggie or not, i totally recommend it. tofu is delicious and whatever it is that they do to the tofu at shophouse, i wanted more. a lot more please!
shophouse is also a good place if you're looking for a bite to eat for lunch. my guess is that it gets pretty crowded in there, so adjust your timing accordingly. but fur sure include it on your list if you're looking for a quick and tasty treat! i'll for sure be back.