Finding new places to go at home is harder than I thought it would be. It’s not because there’s nothing to learn more about or discover, but I don’t have the same desire to find something new here like I did when I attended university in New York City. Also, I have to drive everywhere at home. The Q46 bus was right outside of my Fresh Meadows dorm, which made traveling a breeze compared to transportation here. Plus, MTA’s fare is MUCH cheaper than the Metro fare in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
I’ve had a strong craving for Thai food for about a week now, so I took advantage one of the very few days off that I get to make it happen.
I really wanted lobster fried rice similar to the one at Pure Thai Cookhouse and searched until I found a close restaurant that had decent reviews. Thai at Waugh Chapel had crab fried rice, which is even better for this Maryland girl.
My sister ordered Gyoza dumpling appetizer. I forgot that she ordered it for herself and ended up eating one. Thankfully, she was unbothered by it and shared a couple more with me. It was absolutely delicious. The dumplings had the right amount of crunch. The filling has everything you’d want in a dumpling: deep-fried ground chicken, cabbage, green onion, and ginger. AND THAT THAI HERB SAUCE?! My goodness.
The crab fried rice was nothing short of perfection. I was happy with the amount of crab meat in the dish. The serving was pretty big. I had enough for lunch + leftovers. I love that it was a fresh take on fried rice. The Maryland in me was happy with every bite. I definitely will be making another trip to Thai at Waugh Chapel.
Until next time.
Update 6/12/19: Added captions and a little more text