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Enjoy a Modern Take on Chinese Fare at Chao Ku

Posted on 2016-09-28 08:58:18 by Cassie Cataline

In Mandarin, the phrase “chao ku” means “super cool,” and regulars at DC’s new restaurant by the same name say this place definitely lives up to its promise. Chao Ku serves up innovative, modern twists on traditional Chinese fare that’s perfect for your next dinner out.

Take, for example, the cumin lamb burger, which mixes Asian-style spices with America’s favorite hand-held sandwich piled high with all the fixings. You might also try the pickled cucumber salad, with its tangy sauce and sliced veggies, or you might go for the kitchen’s signature Tower of Power plate, which uses a savory scallion pancake as a base on which to build a veritable tower of Chinese favorites like wok-fried spare ribs, shaved pork, pickled watermelon, and more. The restaurant’s atmosphere is fast-casual, which means it’s equally suitable for stopping to grab a quick bite while you’re out and about, or sitting down and relishing a meal with friends.

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