Tapping into Cajun Cuisine at Chasin’ Tails

A few weeks ago, my husband noticed someone across the street from La Cote D’or waving around a sign with some sort of crustacean on it. He guessed it would be a new seafood place opening up. Little did I know that only a few days later, people on Twitter were buzzing about a place called Chasin’ Tails Seafood and Bar (Twitter handle @ChasinTailsCF) and talking especially about the crawfish there! If any of you listen to the Sports Junkies, 106.7 the Fan, you know that EB was helping to…

Finally Made it to Four Sisters

I’ve heard amazing things about Four Sisters since I moved into the area a few years ago. I don’t know why I’ve never made it over there before, but was super happy when my husband suggested we try them out for lunch. It did feel a little odd that I wasn’t going to Eden Center for Vietnamese food. Four Sisters is located in Merrifield, right across from Sea Pearl. The restaurant itself was impressive. It was very spacious and very clean and modern looking; I was a fan of the…

Family Dinner at PassionFish for July’s Edition of FFA

For this latest round of Family Food Adventure (FFA) we decided to venture out west to Reston over the weekend and give PassionFish a try. I do want to thank some fellow foodies who recommended this place to me on Twitter. PassionFish is owned by the same trio who own DC Coast; as the name suggest, the specialty here is seafood. Walking in, you can’t help but notice the seafood station in the middle of the main dining room. There’s also a pretty spectacular glass staircase; the décor is definitely…

All You Can Eat at Hokkaido Seafood Buffet

I’ve been eyeballing this place for a while; every time I drive along Route 7, I have to slow down just a bit to see the progress of this place. So finally about a week ago, Hokkaido Seafood Buffet opened its doors. And last night, we checked it out to see if it’s worth coming back. As you walk in, the restaurant space is huge. The booth type seating was a little strange to me though, I didn’t feel that it had a very diner friendly flow. But looking around, I noticed a…

Seafood in Ashburn at Ford’s Fish Shack

I don’t really head out west to Ashburn too often, except to maybe snag some great deals at the outlet mall. This past weekend however, my husband Tuan and I found ourselves browsing through color and pattern samples for our new couch at a furniture store in Ashburn! After spending a good amount of time trying to figure out which color pattern best fits our decor and which fabric pattern suits our style, we were ready to fuel up on some much needed lunch. Being an outsider to Ashburn, we…

Good Thing Quarterdeck Didn’t Close

I’ve known about this place for a while, Quarterdeck in Arlington, but haven’t paid a visit yet. And not too long ago, there was an article in the paper that this place might close down because the rent was becoming too high. Luckily for me, the establishment is still in business and for this month’s edition of Family Food Adventure (FFA), we went to Quarterdeck. I had called about a week ahead to reserve 2 dozen Jumbo crabs for us. They couldn’t guarantee they would have any jumbos the day we…

Crabs by the Bay at R & G Lounge

While in San Francisco, I met up with a long lost friend from high school and her boyfriend. She let me pick the place for dinner, and I had to go to R & G Lounge in Chinatown. This place is well known for their scrumptious dungeness crabs; I couldn’t leave the Bay without paying a visit. I arrived a little early and my friend told me I needed to order their lychee martini. It was a great suggestion, the martini was amazing with the lychee liquor and 2 giant…

Acadiana Restaurant – a little Cajun inspiration in Chinatown

Last night, my good friend Magda and I went to Acadiana Restaurant to celebrate her new job. She had never been there before so I was super ecstatic to share with her one of my favorite places. I love Cajun cooking, probably due to my love of all things salty and savory! There were a few items on the menu that were a little unusual for Magda, so we steered clear away from those. They actually had a prix fixe menu for dinner, $35 for a 3 course meal, how could…

Cambodian Hot Pot (Yah Hawn)

One of the dishes that always reminds me of home and brings me so much comfort is the hot pot dish my mom always makes! Every time I go down to visit, I always ask her to make it. I just assumed it was this really labor intensive and tedious process and just figured I’d never be able to master it. But lo and behold, once I got my hands on the recipe, I realized pretty quickly it’s an easy meal that I can whip up in no time! This dish…

Cambodian Stir Fried Crabs

The weather is getting warmer and Spring is just right around the corner. So what does that mean, it’s almost crabbing season! I love picking the delicious and oh so sweet meat from the Maryland blue crabs. And I know I’m pretty partial when I say this, but my mom makes the best stir fried crabs – it’s a fantastic combo of salty, peppery and oh so savory! And one of the reasons I’m in love with this recipe is that it’s a good change from just steaming the crabs, not there’s there’s…