Maddy took a break from studying and joined me in DC this weekend. After our wintry morning with the red pandas at the National Zoo, we were in the mood for soup. We plugged "noodle" into the Garmin, and found our way to DC Noodles. DC regulars may know DC Noodles as the former restaurants of Rice and Simply Home.
The restaurant is clean, smallish, hip, and with a full bar. This mural greeted us at the entry.
Maddy ordered the chicken with noodles in spicy sauce for $9. Her dish was beautifully presented, and the broth knit together a sophisticated and complex flavor which warmed the lips but did not burn. The wide noodles were quite wide at about an 1.5", and tasted a little too noodle-ly for Maddy (she will just order thin noodles next time - it's just preference thing). The chicken, in strip and minced pieces, was scrumptious.
I chose the Burmese Kao Soi for $14. While the price seemed a bit high for this curry soup at lunch, Kao Soi is a favorite in our family since our trip to Chiang Mai, and often difficult to find. Other than an under proportioned amount of beef, the dish was excellent. The fried noodles and egg noodles in the curry soup tasted wonderful. Maddy and I licked the bowl clean - figuratively.
DC Noodles gets two thumbs up. The service was excellent, the atmosphere comfortable and fun, and the noodle dishes tasted great.