Chilly weather is coming whether we like it or not. That being said, it’s time to switch from cold salads and ice tea to warm soup and hot tea. Be prepared this weekend and check out a few of our favorite noodle houses in the area.
This authentic Thai restaurant is all about highlighting the noodle. Whether you are craving them in a zesty stir-fry or a heart-warming soup, their menu has an array of options to choose from. Their Drunken Noodles are our favorite; the mixture of squid ink spaghetti and spicy basil sauce pairs perfectly with their homemade pork. 1412 U St. NW, 202-232-8424
Your quick trip to Fairfax with be greatly rewarded with some of the best ramen dishes you have ever had. With 14 options to choose from, there menu definitely has something for everyone. We encourage heat-lovers to try the Spicy Umami Miso Ramen, which is made with thick noodles, ground pork soboro, bean sprouts, green onion, bok choy, and chili oil. 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, 703-992-7656
Georgetown’s newest noodle bar offers an eclectic atmosphere and an impressive menu. While their appetizers and rice bowls are note-worthy, their ramen selection is what brings diners back for more. With roasted sweet corn, half a hard-boiled egg, and chashu pork, the Miso bowl is great for first-timers. Seasoned noodle lovers should opt for the Spider TomYum—lemongrass and red chili infused soup with golden mushrooms, soft shell crabs, hard boiled eggs, and bean sprouts. 1608 Wisconsin Ave, NW, 202-944-8660
Nestled in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan, this traditional ramen bar comes from owners Jay and Jonathan: self-proclaimed ramen lovers with a mission to provide the best ramen on the planet. While the meat-centric Shoki Bowl is delicious, the DC Miso-- a tribute to their Washington roots--features chashu, menma, green onion, Naruto, nori, and cheese. 2441 18th St, NW, 202-656-5285