January 24, 2010

Capitally Good Noodles

DC Noodles is a stylish noodle shop on U Street in Northwest Washington DC. The first time we ate here my husband and I decided to walk around and check out the U Street Corridor neighborhood on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon. We parked our car near the intersection of U and 15th Streets and started walking east. Even though our layovers of wool clothing the freezing cold air and wind was biting. So, about a block down the street we entered a small accessory shop, Stem. After browsing a bit we walked into the adjoined restaurant, DC Noodles for a mid-afternoon meal.

Inside the noodle shop is bright orange and modern with cartoon scenes along the wall. After the starters, the menu is divided into categories – dishes (from the wok), salads, and different types of soup. So, you pick what one of the categories and then select the type of noodle and meat (or tofu) you would like. Creating the menu in this manner allows the dinner to select from a many different – and intriguing sounding – combinations. I picked a salad with egg noodles and crispy and soft tofu. Jonathan ordered a soup with meat and rice noodles.

My salad was light and flavorful! The vegetables, tofu, and dressing were all very good – and the noodles were excellent! Jonathan enjoyed his soup very much. DC Noodles is now on our list of our favorite places to go for a casual and simple meal in Washington!

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