Showing posts with label Asian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asian. Show all posts

Friday, August 17, 2018

K-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot coming to Rockville

More Korean BBQ and another hot pot place are coming - all in the same restaurant. K-Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot plans to open soon at 5550 Randolph Road, in the Montrose Shopping Center. The space was formerly home to Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet.

K-Pot is a New Jersey restaurant that is about to become a chain with this location, and another new location in Philadelphia. The company promises patrons a "fresh, tasty, chic and stylish Asian fusion restaurant."

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

JINYA Ramen Bar Rockville review (Video+Photos)

Fire pit seating on the patio outside
JINYA Ramen Bar at Pike & Rose
JINYA Ramen Bar opens this morning at 11:00 AM at 910 Prose Street, at Pike & Rose in Rockville. The first 100 in line will receive a free bowl of ramen. Is it worth the trip? Watch my review for my opinion on the ramen, and several other menu items.

Garden of Todai-Ji cocktail

Tequila infused with matcha & basil,
agave syrup, fresh lime juice and rose water

Crispy Chicken appetizer dipped
in ponzu sauce

Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen

Brussels Sprouts Tempera with white truffle oil

JINYA Tonkotsu Black Ramen

Pork Gyoza

Noodles in the vegan ramen

The vegan ramen uses all-vegetable broth, which
is not always the case at other ramen places

Green Tea Mochi ice cream

It is ice cream inside a sweet-rice
dumpling exterior

Friday, July 20, 2018

Rockville's exploding Asian restaurant market now hits bookshelves and e-readers

Rockville has established itself as arguably the Asian dining hub of the D.C. area, only slightly exceeded in reputation at this point by Annandale. In addition to the popular entries from star chefs and mom-and-pop operators alike, one of three Asian food halls coming to Rockville has just opened its doors in Rockville Town Center. Now summer readers will find the burgeoning Asian dining scene in Rockville has hit the fiction section of their favorite neighborhood or online bookseller.

Number One Chinese Restaurant, by debut novelist Lillian Li, tells the story of the fictional Beijing Duck House and its employees. Equally heavy on cuisine and drama, the 304-page hardcover has been named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Li originally hails from the D.C. area, and has since moved to Ann Arbor. So it will be interesting to see what real-life details about Rockville outside the restaurant - if any - are featured in the story.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Asian food hall The Spot opens in Rockville

The Spot looked ready to open any minute last week, and now it has. And it's already picked up a large following this weekend. Crowds of people were walking down N. Washington Street, headed to the new Asian food hall in the ground floor of the Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center apartments.

Tenants operating opening weekend included raw fish bowl favorite Poki DC, the bubble teas of Gong Cha, Cheers Cut fried chicken, Mian Pull noodle, and the sweet finish of Hong Kong waffle ice cream from Alpaca Dessert. Several more vendors are coming soon. The Spot is located at 255 N. Washington Street.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Signage installed at Rockville Asian food hall The Spot (Photos)

The signs are up at The Spot, and the interior is rapidly coming together as well. You can see the seating, and individual stalls of the hall's tenants. Of three Asian food halls opening in the next 12 months in Rockville, The Spot looks the closest to completion. The Spot is located in the ground floor of The Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center apartments at 255 N. Washington Street.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Signage installed at Kabuto in Rockville

The permanent signage is now up at Kabuto, a Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar in the ground floor of Foulger-Pratt's Rockville Metro II building, located at 1 Choice Hotels Circle. Work is coming along slowly-but-surely inside, with a wraparound bar already installed.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Yamachan Ramen to open in Rockville...and Pearl Lady Harajuku Bubble Tea Shop!

Another ramen eatery is coming to Rockville, this time to the heart of Rockville's Town Center. Yamachan Ramen has leased a prime corner spot next to Supercuts at The Upton/Cambria Hotel and Suites development, at the intersection of E. Middle Lane and Maryland Avenue. The restaurant will use the ramen noodle products of the Yamachan Ramen brand.
Pearl Lady Bubble Tea Shop logo
stenciled on the restaurant's window
Even more interesting, is that stencils on the doors and windows of the restaurant are touting Tokyo's famous Pearl Lady Harajuku Bubble Tea Shop as part of the new establishment. What a great addition to the Town Center, and definitely something to set it apart from the many competing bubble tea options in town. Pearl Lady is regularly named one of the top 5 bubble tea shops in Japan, and as far as I can tell, this would be the first Pearl Lady shop outside of Japan. A must try!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Signage installed at Pike Kitchen Asian food hall in Rockville (Photos)

Signage is up at the future Pike Kitchen Asian food hall in the Edmonston Crossing shopping center on Rockville Pike. The space is located between LensCrafters and Taco Bell. Wave to me as I come through the drive-thru with a $5 box meal.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Pike Kitchen Asian food hall coming this summer to Rockville (Photos)

Pike Kitchen will bring the popular Northern Virginia Asian food hall experience to Rockville this summer. The 6209 SF food court will feature several eateries and vendors serving food and beverages from a variety of Asian countries, and will be located in the Edmonston Crossing shopping center at 1066 Rockville Pike (next to Taco Bell). Coming Soon signage has just been posted outside their space.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Two new restaurants coming to Galvan at Twinbrook in Rockville

The new Galvan at Twinbrook development is recovering from the shocking loss of the Pie 360 pizzeria by upgrading with two new Asian dining additions. Akira Ramen and Urban Hot Pot are coming soon to the JBG-developed property, with names leaving little to the imagination as to what cuisine they will be serving.

Urban Hot Pot will be the second hot pot restaurant in Rockville, following the opening of Little Dipper Hot Pot at Rockville Town Square this past February. It also continues the growth of Rockville as a major destination for Asian cuisine in the D.C. region.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Little Dipper Hot Pot House coming to Rockville

Hot pot dining is coming to Rockville Town Center. Federal Realty has found a new tenant for the vacant Noodles and Company space at Rockville Town Square, Little Dipper Hot Pot House.

There is already one Little Dipper in Annandale, and Rockville is quickly becoming the Asian dining capital on this side of the Potomac. Little Dipper serves hot pot soup in individual bowls, and diners select their protein, heat level, and other extra ingredients like rice, noodles, and vegetables.

You then cook your own meal at the table, using the open flame from ethanol chafing fuel. Little Dipper Hot Pot House will be located at 101 Gibbs Street.

Monday, September 28, 2015

New York Mart opens in Rockville (Photos)

It's been a long road, but New York Mart has finally opened in the College Plaza shopping center at MD 355 and College Parkway. I was out of town for a large part of Saturday when it opened. But Rockville City Councilmember Tom Moore was among the first day's customers, and sent several photos (below). I went by yesterday and found the parking lot had many more cars than it has had on a Sunday since Magruder's closed, and quite a few people going into the store.

Hours will be 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and as you can see in the bottom photo, there will be a prepared food section in addition to groceries.

Top: Robert Dyer
Bottom 3 photos: Tom Moore