Tiger Fork, web site, Blagden Alley, behind 922 N St. NW, Washington, DC, 202-733-1152 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Zagat]
Trident / Tiger Fork
Hong Kong dishes mainly, I was skeptical when the Washington Post rated this as the seventh best place in all of D.C. Yet it delivers. Avoid the Sichuan dishes, which are not really hot or properly ma la anyway. Get the pork ribs, the barbecue plate, the chow foon noodles, and the fried rices. The cauliflower is also quite good. While it’s hard to compare this place to D.C.’s best Western food one way or the other, it exceeded expectations in every regard. It’s an order of magnitude better than any other Cantonese restaurant around. Note, though, it is pretty loud and the core style is trendy more than mom and pop. The prices are reasonable enough, though I don’t think the whole fish is quite worth the price they are charging, that said it is still pretty good.