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20789 Great Falls Plaza, Ste. 176 (Algonquin Pkwy.) Send to Phone
571-313-5050 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Clever, enticing fare in the metro area: a mix of Cajun and Korean.
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Mokomandy, Sterling, VA

Mokomandy Restaurant Review

: This unique DC metro area restaurant successfully pairs two disparate cuisines: Cajun and Korean. Crowds fill the limited space located, surprisingly, in a suburban shopping center. Be sure to start with a small plate: the five bison dumplings are delicious. Add to your starters the gator croquettes, an unusual patty made with house-made bacon and sauced with béchamel. No Cajun meal would be complete without shrimp and grits, part of the medium and large plates sections. The choices are beguiling: bulgogi beef, a wild boar bowl topped with a fried egg, Korean pot roast, and the big surprise of the meal, poutine. This jumble of sausage, bacon, gravy, cheese curds and fries probably accounts for a week’s worth of calories. The problem is that chef Daniel Wilcox Stevens keeps getting creative, so dishes move on and off the menu. For dessert, you may want to sample the typical Cajun offering of beignets, hot out of the fryer and sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar, and sweetened with a smudge of caramel and Steen’s cane syrup. But the killer finish is the chocolate, caramel and chicory dish. Is it ice cream? Pudding? Caramel? Fresh cream? Teas, French-press coffee and a selection of local wines enhance the evening. Service is professional.

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