Friday, March 19, 2010

TemptAsian Cafe

Happy Friday, everyone!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite meals in the DC area. About once a month some friends and I drive to TemptAsian cafe in Alexandria for excellent and inexpensive Szechwan food. We always order a dish called "Boiled Fish," Mapo Doufu (pictured below), Szechwan Chicken, and an assortment of vegetables such as eggplant and green beans. It is amazingly spicy. I'm not kidding - you will sweat. But it is sooooo worth it.

We went there this week and I was reminded how awesome it is to sit down and slowly enjoy a meal with good friends. If you're in the area and ever want to go, just let me know and I'll be there!!

PS: There are some really good restaurants in the DC area. If you want to get creative and try something new, I would recommend browsing Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide. He is a real genius when it comes to finding great food in unexpected places. He also offers tips on what and how to order.


  1. I think I'd love this place. I know all about loving food so spicy it makes you sweat (and how it is worth it). And your photo is so enticing...mmm.

  2. is this part of the slow food movement?

  3. I have a sinking suspicious "Anonymous" is my sister making fun of me... but in case you're interested, you should check out Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food" or

  4. Wow! That looks INSANELY yummy!

    Yes, you are right. The dining choices in the DC area are amazing!