Cheap Eats 2018: Thai Taste by Kob

Barbecue pork, crunchy peanuts, and baby bok choy top a bowl of egg noodles at Thai Taste by Kob. Photograph by Scott Suchman


The restaurant-inside-a-market trend is hot, but there’s nothing fleeting about Phak “Kob” Duangchandr’s eatery at the back of an Asian grocery. You could spend a week eating through the menu. Our short­cut: We share the appetizer sampler plus khao soi and a whole fried snapper under a planter’s worth of herbs. Also good: Basil fried rice; duck noodle soup; jungle curry.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.