Posted by Jennie Tai / Friday, December 28th, 2012
Feeling brave this year? Looking for a fun New Year’s Resolution? Channel your inner foodie and never be called a picky-eater again by checking these wild dishes off your to-try list.
1) Beef Tongue Tacos
Where to find it: Fuego Cocina y Tequila
The texture of beef tongue isn’t what you’d think it would be. It doesn’t taste too far from a slab of well-done steak, which is why they’re often marinated, grilled, chopped up and served in flour tortillas as a wilder option for a not-so-conservative taco. Search for lenguas on the menu.
2800 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington; 571-970-2180.
2) Jellyfish & Pig Intestines
Where to find it: Full Kee
Jellyfish noodles don’t look as frightening as they sound. They can be mistaken for a plate of curly translucent noodles and don’t taste too far from what you would assume noodles made of gelatin would taste like. At Full Kee-they’re marinated in sesame oil, spice and served cold.
5830 Columbia Pike, Falls Church; 703-575-8232.
3) Pig’s Throat
Where to find it: Green Pig Bistro
The kung pao sweetbreads at Green Pig Bistro are a favorite of ours. Green Pig Bistro also recently earned themselves a top spot in our list of 50 Best Restaurants of 2012.
1025 North Fillmore St, Arlington; 703-888-1920.
4) Burgundian Snails
Where to find it: Lyon Hall
Sauteed in parsley, fennel and pink peppercorn butter—snails taste very similar to clams, but are a tiny bit smaller and a little bit chewier. But when they’re sauteed in herbed butter–who really cares what it is? (Another 50 Best Restaurants of 2012.)
3100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington; 703-741-22201.
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Where to find it: A&J
When you order this, you’ll get a small plate with a harmless-looking black egg on top of a bed of crushed tofu and scallions. What you’re supposed to do is to cut up the egg, mash it all together and eat it with rice. An odd, but delicious experience you’ll never forget.
4316 Markham St, Annandale; 703-813-8181.
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