Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chinatown Express, Washington DC {Summer Travels}

Typically when we are on road trips, daycations, staycations and museum hops, I pack my kids a backpack with a bottle of water and their lunch.  Lunch at a museum can really break the budget (not so fun for me). But in this case, I made an exception because the price was reasonable, and it doubled for entertainment with my kids.  My younger boy really likes Kung Fu Panda, and on the DVD, there is this great segment called Mr. Ping's Noodle House where Alton Brown (Geeky Science Cooking Show guy, who we love of course) shows the audience how real Chinese noodles are made.

So when I saw the Yelp! listing with this photo:

and then found out that the plates are around $5, I decided to splurge!  It was totally worth it!  Plus it was only a mile walk to the Air and Space museum, which was our next stop. *Bonus*

Friendship Gate, Chinatown, H Street NW at 7th Street NW
(the largest single span Chinese arch in the world.)

Here we are!  The Chinatown Express sign was covered by a new awning with only Chinese writing on it. 

Well, we didn't get to see the long noodles being made, but they were making dumplings and my boys were satisfied with that!

Auntie came too!

Me and Seth!

Ready with the chop sticks!

Beef with Udon Noodles 

Orange chicken, shrimp with vegetable, rice noodle with curry and white rice.

Vegetable and Tofu with Udon Noodles

Pork Buns

The star of riches is shining on you.

 Now is the time to try something new.

 The star of riches is shining on you.

 You will have good health, you will be surrounded by luxury.

 I would definitely recommend a trip if you're in the DC area and are looking for a reasonable lunch within walking distance to lots of attractions!

Clickable Party


1 comment:

  1. Glad you guys had a nice time in DC. Chinatown Express is also one of our favorites: