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Snap Isn’t Just For Crepes Anymore
Indian? French? Japanese? It’s all on the menu at this Georgetown cafe.
This isn’t the only Japanese street food Uricoechea has up her sleeve. After a recent trip to New York—where she regularly picks up pointers from culinary arbiters—Uricoechea is looking into takoyaki, grilled octopus the size of a golf ball, which she plans to serve soon. Though she ordered a special cast-iron pan for the project, Uricoechea was intimidated by a YouTube video demonstrating the preparation. “They’re so fast flipping them with their chopsticks,” she says. “I don’t think me or my staff could keep up!” She’s also fooling around with Asian croquettes, featuring Japanese-imported panko bread crumbs for the coating.
What began as a creperie is now a haven of global street foods, where friends can sit together and enjoy otherwise impossible-to-find international snacks in Washington. Since the okonomiyaki developments, Snap has already branched out again, this time to premiere British-style fish and chips served with a palette of homemade curries. Sounds like Uricoechea may need to pay a few more visits to the sign maker.
Snap, 1062 Thomas Jefferson St., NW; 202-965-7627; Snapcrepes.com
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