100 Very Best Restaurants: #77 – Tiger Fork

Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Tiger Fork

cuisines
Chinese
Location(s)
922 N St NW
Washington, DC 20001

A color-saturated Shaw dining room is the backdrop for a young crowd that tends to dine late. They come for whimsical cocktails (some spiked with medicinal Chinese herbs), Hong Kong–style street food, and a party-that-never-stops vibe. Cheung fun, springy rice-noodle rolls filled with shrimp and flowering chives, are pop-in-the-mouth addictive. Fried rice poses a dilemma: Salted fish and prawns or chicken and Chinese sausage? Make it easy and order both. Round out the meal with a platter of barbecue meats—crisped pork belly, glossy soy-sauce chicken, and savory roast pork. Moderate.

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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 Logan Circle.

Food Editor

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