It contains a creamy, broth, gooey egg halves, a generous heap of spicy ground pork, floating beansprouts and wood ear
mushrooms, seaweed off to the side and a constellation of chopped cilantro, stem and all.
Of the kimchi and banchan (small side dishes) we sampled on the trip, those that stood out included white wood ear
mushroom in a bright yellow sauce spiked with wasabi, thinly sliced dill pickles with strips of carrots and spicy red pepper, and steamed fish maw that was rich and gelatinous.
For our appetizers, we ordered a selection of old standards and new dishes we'd never heard of: the egg drop soup; the won ton soup; the hot and sour soup; the lamb and cilantro dumplings; the chives, pork and shrimp dumplings; an order of egg rolls; the wood ear
mushroom salad; the five flavor beef; and the Szechuan pig's ear slices.
Mushrooms ranging from sliced buttons to slithery wood ear
The triple vented semi open back over- ear headphones have solid wood ear
cups and the headband is made from cowhide, while there is a far softer magnetic removable sheepskin ear cushion.
There was also soft-yolk egg, wood ear
mushroom, bamboo shoots, nori and green onion.
"SOMETIMES YOUR PALATE GETS BEAT UP--your brain desensitized--and you need an explosion to reset you," says Tarver King about his Smoked Pea Polenta dish, a "roller coaster ride" of sassafras leaves and roots, wood ear
mushrooms plucked from the banks of the Potomac, Wigwam ham wok-fried crispy, baked Comte cheese, and bing cherries in barrel-aged vinegar.
It had a good mix of fish sauce, carrots, onions and wood ear
and wood ear
presented with a vinegar sauce as a tangy warm salad.
The yakibuta ramen (you can have udon, too) had slices of Japanese style roast pork, bamboo shoots, wood ear
mushrooms, seaweed, sweetcorn and sesame.
* Find Chinese red rice vinegar and wood ear
mushrooms at Asian grocery stores and bean threads in the Asian-foods aisle of well-stocked supermarkets.
Inside was a delicious, finely-chopped concoction of pork, prawns, wood ear
mushrooms and spring onions.