Dish of the Week: Wok Fried Noodles at Maketto

7 Dec
Wok Fried Noodles at Maketto

Wok Fried Noodles at Maketto

Dish of the week is an ongoing series from District Cuisine that highlights one of our favorite dishes from a local restaurant.

Maketto (1351 H Street, NE) has received the most attention of any restaurant in the H Street Corridor over the past year, culminating with its inclusion in the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list a couple of months ago.  Throughout all of the positive coverage, one item emerged as the most talked about: the Taiwanese fried chicken.  Seemingly every article about Maketto talked about the dish.  Don’t get us wrong, we really like the fried chicken, but we think there is one dish that is even better: the wok fried noodles.  The wok fried noodles are stir fried with a combination of vegetables and a rich and flavorful sauce (with a mushroom presence) that is the perfect remedy for a chilly winter night.  The noodles, which capture the taste of the vegetables and have a hint of smoke in them, come topped with crispy garlic and hot peppers.  You can add seared duck breast or pork belly for around $20 (that’s in addition, not total); however, the addition is not necessary (although the seared duck is good) as the dish by itself is quite large and prone to tasty leftovers the next day.

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