While the government shutdown has been on a lot of people’s minds, there is one local business that is stepping up to help out the workers that are being directly affected. Misuta Chow’s have announced that it is offering free meals to folks that work for the government – those who are not receiving a paycheck.
“Misuta Chow’s is offering free meals to those affected by the government shutdown. The offer is in place Monday through Friday from 11am-1pm, and from 3-6pm. Bring your government ID and enjoy a warm meal on us.” – #misutachows
Now, if you have not eaten at Misuta Chow’s yet, you’re going to want to stop in soon, no matter if you work for the government or not. My buddy and I grabbed lunch there recently, and we both came away saying that this is one of the more unique eating experiences around. The diversity of food offerings is fantastic – from salmon roe deviled eggs to bao buns. We suggest that you sit at the kitchen counter bar and watch as your food is prepared, sushi style. When a dish is ready, the chef simply hands it right over, which means that the food could not be any fresher or more delicious.
Here are some of the dishes that stuck out in our minds. At Misuta Chow’s, there are a number of sharable small plates, which means that you can try a bunch of their offerings.
The pork meatball was sensational – we enjoyed the taste and texture, and the fact that it didn’t crumble. The chicken meatball was great too, with the sweet and sour sauce. Altogether, the trio of meatballs (salmon too) was a great way to start our lunch.
The quail egg tempura with mustard sauce was nicely balanced, with fried (tempura) and creamy (egg yolk).
Then there are the rockin’ shishito peppers (flash fried with sesame, soy and yuzu juice) that we could have eaten all day long – super tasty… a must try – they were the best ones that we have ever eaten.
The salmon roe deviled eggs (with shiso, ichimi togarashi, and ao nori) were another solid winner. Once again, we could have eaten those all day long. Not only was the presentation spot on, the assembled flavors were married in heaven. Next time we head back, we’re getting two orders.
Finally, the chicken bao buns were super fluffy, with fresh veggies. There are not many places around town to get bao buns, so when you come across them, you must try them. Misuta Chow’s did a great job with their versions – they practically melted in our mouths, and were the perfect way to round out our shared meal.
Misuta Chow’s not only kicks ass with its presentation of the food (it’s like art), the flavors are on par with the visual appeal. Some of the creations we didn’t even want to eat because they were so pretty, but in the end, eating the flavorful medleys of food was completely justified.