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Rejoice Lunar New Year With Specials from DC-Location Dining places

Chili wontons at Tiger Fork. Photograph courtesy of Tiger Fork

Lunar New Year kicks off on Friday, February 12 and eating places all-around DC are ringing in the Yr of the Ox with specific menus and dishes. Here’s where by to be a part of in the festivities:

Anju
1805 18th St., NW 
The modern-Korean spot in Adams Morgan is presenting a $65 four-class menu for these dining in-property for the duration of Lunar New Yr. In honor of the Yr of the Ox, chef Angel Barreto is serving braised oxtail alongside with vegetable pancakes and citrus yuzu panna cotta for dessert. For all those opting for takeout, a dish from the special will be obtainable to-go every single night time. Specifics: Dine-in from February 12 to February 13, and February 15 to February 19.

Cakes By Delighted Eatery
9685 Liberia Ave., Manassas
Celebrate with special prosperity fish cakes from Victoria Wu and sister Emily Wu-Rorrer, who run this 2nd-technology Chinese-American bakery. Pastries are stuffed with candied pineapple or sweetened pink beans, wrapped in a pastry dough, and baked right until golden brown. Particulars: Available beginning February 11 $12 each and every.

Chiko
423 8th St., SE 2029 P St., NW 7280 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda 
Rejoice the holiday with a festive bunch of eating possibilities from the Chinese-Korean “fine-casual” places to eat. Head to the Capitol Hill flagship to decide up $60 oxtail noodle soup kits that incorporate obtain to a Zoom cooking session on Thursday, February 11. (The soup will also be out there at all destinations from February 20 to February 21). There is also a dumpling-filled dim sum brunch ($15 to $25) accessible at the Dupont Circle and Bethesda destinations, as perfectly as a $70 evening meal for two from the Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle dining establishments. Details: Dates change by specific.

Minimize by Wolfgang Puck
1050 31st St., NW
The new Georgetown cafe is jogging a particular that nods to Puck’s closed Chinese restaurant in DC, The Resource. A family-design and style, a few-system menu ($95 per particular person) contains appetizers like pork tummy-chive dumplings and crispy prawn spring rolls, and entrees such as complete “angry” lobster with habanero sambal and fermented black bean or duck drunken noodle. For dessert: pineapple mousse. Information: Accessible for pickup February 9 by way of 12.

Sample ice cream flavors like Thai iced tea at Ice Cream Jubilee’s tasting functions. Photo courtesy of Ice Product Jubilee.

Ice Cream Jubilee 
301 Water St., SE 1407 T St., NW 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Ring in the Lunar New 12 months at ice product tasting parties featuring holiday break flavors from owner Victoria Lai—think red bean/almond cookie and Thai iced tea. The $19 ticket involves a flight of 6 distinctive ice lotions and a pint for the street. Details: February 12 to 14, February 19 to 21, February 26 to 28.

Makan
3400 11th St., NW
Chef/proprietor James Wozniuk is teaming up with Thip Khao chef Seng Luangrath and previous DBGB chef Nicholas Tang to prepare a 5-course feast at his new Malaysian restaurant in Columbia Heights. Pickled mackerel, pork and shrimp wontons dressed in chili oil, and steamed chicken with gingery sauce are all on the menu. Specifics: Dine-in only (moreover heated out of doors seating) on February 10 at 5 PM and 7:30 PM.

Maketto 
1351 H St., NE
Chef Erik Bruner-Yang’s Taiwanese/Cambodian flagship is placing together an $88 unfold for two centering all around a exhibit-stopping entree of total-roasted duck. The menu also incorporates steamed buns to make your own duck buns, alongside with accouterments like spicy cucumbers and ginger scallion rice. Information: Decide-up only from February 12 to February 13.

Moon Rabbit 
801 Wharf St., SW 
The Wharf restaurant helmed by chef Kevin Tien is reopening its eating space just after a quick hiatus, starting off with Viet-Cajun dishes that nod to February holiday seasons like Lunar New Year and Mardi Gras. The $75 to-go alternative capabilities pho-rubbed fried hen and fried soiled rice, although the dine-in menu incorporates hamachi crudo and salt-and-pepper churros. Specifics: Select-up right up until February 10 Dine-in from February 11 to February 14.

Order a to-go fried chicken dinner inspired by Cajun and Vietnamese flavors. Photo courtesy of Moon Rabbit.
Purchase a to-go fried hen dinner impressed by Cajun and Vietnamese flavors. Photo courtesy of Moon Rabbit.

Thip Khao
3462 14th St., NW 
Celebrate the 12 months of the Ox with a Laotian menu for two ($70), kicking off the festivities with a mezcal, strawberry, and ginger cocktail. Libations are paired with poached whole hen to dip in ginger-scallion rice and sticky rice imbued with savory rooster body fat. Information: Decide on-up only on February 12.

Tiger Fork 
922 N St., NW 
Blagden Alley’s Hong Kong-influenced cafe is handing out traditional pink envelopes for the duration of Lunar New Yr to pair with a la carte Cantonese specials. Decadent dishes include things like gingery noodles with Maine lobster and spicy beef-stuffed dumplings. Aspects: Dine-in, choose-up, and shipping and delivery from February 12 to February 18.

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Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She is a graduate of the College of Wisconsin-Madison where she analyzed journalism and electronic culture. Originally from Rockville, she lives in Logan Circle.