September 16, 2021

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Lucky Hazard Adds Twist to Chinese-American Food in Arlington

Chefs orchestrate hands on, taste intensive Chinese-American dishes, together with the duck-fried rice the place you will discover tea-infused duck tucked into the dish.

Picture by Shirley Ruhe.

Lucky Danger opened with a great deal anticipation July 21 at Arlington’s Westport guiding Pentagon Metropolis. It is an outgrowth of a pop-up in a smaller space in D.C.’s Mount Vernon Triangle which opened last November.

The New York Instances and many other publications previewed the opening.

Fortunate Hazard only presents take out, which can be ordered at a kiosk inside of the restaurant—so considerably no telephone orders and a sketchy net buying method.

So considerably it is open for evening meal Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10 p.m.

But on a Thursday evening Blessed Danger is bustling with vibrant have out and shipping and delivery baggage emblazoned with cartoons crowding the counter waiting for pickup. A line sorts at the ordering kiosk.

Andrew Chiou, co-chef, tells the waiting buyers the net may possibly be faster but the 2nd particular person in line tells him it didn’t operate.

A consumer waits for her purchase outside the restaurant on the sidewalk in the 90-diploma afternoon. A different pair waits on a bench throughout the road. There is restricted room within Fortunate Threat, with no-sit down support and small place for waiting around. They get your mobile telephone number and notify you to look at back again inside of in about 15 minutes or if they see you out their window, they’ll allow you know when your purchase is completely ready. The very first few days it was nearer to 30 minutes for the buy to be total.

But there is an exertion to velocity up the provider, and tonight it is closer to the proposed 15 minutes. “We just cannot prevent for a second. We have the technique worked out and just cannot prevent for anything at all.”

Chef Tim Ma is back again on the line with an additional employee cranking out the selfmade scallion pancakes, a most loved appetizer. A comment is that the pancakes are very tasty but occur out burned. No 1 looks to know if they are intended to be that way.

The slogan for their food stuff is “American Chinese by a Chinese American.” Chiou states, “We were both born in America but my mom and dad lived on Taiwan.”

Equally cooks have fine-eating coaching with Chiou studying at the American Culinary Institute just before heading to Momo Yakitori. Ma beforehand labored at Kyirisan and American Son.

The menu is limited for a Chinese restaurant but there looks to be a willingness to give the new position a test. Some imagine the parts are way too smaller, the crab rangoon appetizers amazing, the twist on the common Americanized Chinese meals interesting and the technique for in-person ordering flabbergasting in today’s technological environment.

But then you crack open up the crunchy fortune cookie: “A bold and dashing adventure is soon in your potential.”

Lucky Hazard

1101 South Joyce Avenue B27, Arlington VA 22202

On Instagram @_luckydanger

Stroll-up kiosk purchasing

See menu at https://www.luckydanger.co/

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Mon – Tue: shut

The Menu Says: “No Mask – No Honor – No Service”