Deb Lindsey/for The Washington Post

Deb Lindsey/for The Washington Post

our bacon banh mi in the going out guide

“The bacon banh mi sandwich ($9) at Doi Moi’s southeast Asian-inspired coffee shop features a French baguette from Lyon Bakery; layers of five-spice, caramel-glazed bacon; two sunny-side-up eggs; and a pile of fresh cilantro. Tucked between the thick-cut pork slices are pickled vegetables (carrot, shallot and daikon), Kaffir lime and green chili mayo, and red finger chilies.”

- Megan McDonough for the Washington Post

“We Drank a Lot of Cocktails This Year. Here Are the 5 We Can Remember.”

“We’ll sip Lukas Smith’s piña colada any time of year. His secret? Turning coconut milk into coconut yogurt and adding white rum, pineapple, pandan, galangal, and ginger—plus a wheel of dehydrated lime in place of an umbrella.”

- Jessica Sidman for the Washingtonian

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"The kitchen turns out spicy and bold Southeast Asian dishes, most with a heavy Thai bent. Seared salmon in a pool of turmeric-tinged coconut milk is simply prepared but flavorful, while the pandan "ho ho" takes on the popular packaged snack cake with an Asian flair. Pandan-infused chiffon cake rolled around a coconut kaya frosting and encased in a white chocolate shell, this ho ho is anything but ho-hum." 

- Michelin Guide 2019

Our WHole Fried Snapper

"Where to get your whole fried fish fix in the DC Area: Chef Johanna Hellrigl recommends diners ignore their utensils and use their hands to tackle her whole fried snapper" 

- Laura Hayes for Washington City Paper

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"Doi Moi will become a daytime destination again starting Aug. 13 when Bird's Eye Coffee Bar & Eatery relaunches inside the restaurant under Johanna Hellrigl. The executive chef, who took over in March, said she thought about everything customers could possibly crave when drawing up the breakfast and lunch menus." 

- Laura Hayes for Washington City Paper

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"A Destination Wedding-Themed Cocktail Bar Opens on 14th Street Today. Visit Las Vegas or Jackson Hole while sipping on a nitrogenated margarita"

- Jessica Sidman for Washingtonian

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"Skip the bubbles and say yes to the rickey-mojito hybrid (J Rickey) and the specially formulated gin and tonic (New Spanish Boyfriend). Added bonus: The draft station is gilded and shaped like a vintage-style suitcase."

- Fritz Hahn and Megan McDonough for the Washington Post 


New Cocktails at doi moi

"Tiki buff Lukas B. Smith’s first order of business since taking over Doi Moi’s bar program was putting a frozen Cotton & Reed white rum cocktail on the menu, packed with pineapple and galangal spices."

- Tierney Plumb for Eater DC