I have been craving some good dim sum lately. I remember taking the kids to a little place in DC's Chinatown full of bustling carts, smells of Hong Kong, and large round tables with lazy susans. Sadly, it's been knocked down to make room for a high-rise apartment building.
So I decided to google dim sum DC and see if there was someplace still serving dim sum with carts. Alas! Let me just say, I love 'the google'! and I love my neighborhood! Just down 14th Street, I found dim sum mecca!
Every day, from 10am to 3pm, Da Hong Pao serves traditional dim sum with push carts. To me, that's the best part. You see what they're serving and you point. Makes it easy when you don't know Chinese or what the dishes are.
I'm going to have to go back for dinner. The menu has over 300 items. Including whole Peking duck, countless noodle dishes, and every possible protein. Come on, they have an entire menu section dedicated to abalone and sea cucumber for crying out loud! Not to mention the goose feet, jellyfish, duck tongue, frog... just to name a few delicacies. Or, you can order fresh lobster or fish from the fish tank near the entrance. They'll pluck it straight from the water for your meal. So what are you waiting for?
Go! I highly recommend the smoked duck.