At 9 o’clock on a Wednesday night, it seems like all of DC’s young and fashionable have funneled into this Blagden Alley hot spot. And not just because the lighting is gorgeous—it’s easy to get hooked on the Hong Kong street fare coming out of the kitchen. What’s listed as a “humble plate of chili wontons” emerges snappy and delicious, and a combo plate of Chinese barbecue is a feast in itself. Fried rice is good with either chicken and Chinese sausage or salted fish and prawn—even better when you mix the two. Moderate.
Also great: Kowloon bun with dairy-cow beef; clams with chili jam; beef chow foon noodles; crispy whole dorade.