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Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Friendship Macaron Cafe Offers Cute, Tasty Sweets

Strolling into Friendship Macaron Cafe, the first thing I saw was pink. It’s so aggressively pink everywhere — the alcove, the door, the chairs — that it took a minute for me to absorb it all. The untainted bright white walls and the smell of fresh paint made the 18th[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Ye Bin Won

AFTER HOURS: Zenebech Celebrates Classic Ethiopian Cuisine

At an Ethiopian or Eritrean table, a meal isn’t a meal without injera: a thin, spongy flatbread made of teff flour, a type of grain found in Eastern Africa. In many homes, the stew, vegetables and meat are arranged on top of the injera itself, rolled into small morsels, before[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

AFTER HOURS: Bringing the Heat — and Alligator — to DC

The moment you enter Thip Khao, you are greeted with the overpowering smell of sugar, soy sauce, Thai basil, fish sauce and lime. My face immediately splits into a grin — if my childhood in Singapore could be condensed into a fragrant blend, it would be something like this. Struggling[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
AFTER HOURS: Chinese-Korean Cuisine Redefined in CHIKO

AFTER HOURS: Chinese-Korean Cuisine Redefined in CHIKO

Chinese-Korean cuisine is a distinct marker of childhood for most Koreans. Often consisting of jjajangmyun — black bean paste noodles — and sweet and sour pork, Chinese-Korean is a cheap source of culinary familiarity to Koreans, much like Mexican takeout is to Americans.  The Washington, D.C.-based restaurant CHIKO, on the[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide