Mokomandy Daniel Wilcox Stevens Mokomandy


Great Falls Plaza
20789 Great Falls Plaza, Ste. 176 (Algonquin Pkwy.)
Sterling, VA 20165
Cuisine: Korean / Cajun
Clever, enticing fare in the metro area: a mix of Cajun and Korean.
Openings: Dinner nightly


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, such as deviled eggs and the five bison dumplings. Add the gator croquettes, an unusual patty crafted with house-made bacon and sauced with béchamel and the Korean pot roast sliders. No Cajun meal would be complete without shrimp and grits, part of the medium and large plates sections. Choices are beguiling: bulgogi beef, a wild boar bowl topped with a fried egg, 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. Chef Daniel Wilcox Stevens is 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. Is it ice cream? Pudding? Caramel? Fresh cream? Teas, French-press coffee and a selection of local wines enhance the evening. A kids’ menu is available. Service is professional.

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