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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 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 small, suburban shopping center. Be sure to start with a small plate: the boudin balls, spiced with cayenne and consisting of rice, pork and chicken, are addictive. Add to your starters the gator croquettes, an unusual patty made with house-made bacon and sauced with a béchamel. No Cajun meal would be complete without po’ boys, and the crispy catfish version here is cornmeal-crusted and comes as a brioche-encased slider. For medium and large plates, the choices are beguiling: duck gumbo, 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. And then, dessert: You may want to sample the typical Cajun offering, 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 dessert is the chocolate, caramel and chicory dish. Is it ice cream? Pudding? Caramel? Fresh cream? Teas, French-press coffee and a selection of even some local wines enhance the evening. Service is professional.

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