I have lived in Washington, DC off and on for many years. The evolution of the food scene is monumental. DC has gone from being a sleepy southern town with few differing food choices to having many diverse types of ethnic cuisine representative of being the Nation’s capital.

Tiger Fork, located at Blagden Alley in the Shaw neighborhood, is a perfect example of a great new dining venue featuring Hong Kong Style Asian food. The location in the alley off N street provides a bit of intrigue and reminds me of my favorite off the beaten path eateries in Hong Kong.

The interior has a cool vibe with Tattoo art on the walls, a circular bar and communal tables in addition to separate seating flanking the communal tables. The open-air kitchen is in the back but the real story at Tiger Fork is the food!

I have had many whole crispy fish in my lifetime as I travel to Asia often but this crispy fish was amazing. Mouthwatering and completely deboned for easy consumption. The noodles are fresh and the taste blew me away. The cold cucumber salad had a distant taste and savory note to it.

I loved the cocktails that have holistic components to them. I tried the detox which was sour and had a good punch to it. We didn’t have room left for dessert which I must try on my next visit but we all had green and chrysanthemum herbal teas to sooth our bodies after the delicious meal.

This is sophisticated Asian cuisine with attention to taste, preparation and detail. I truly can’t wait to return to sample & taste the other offerings that Tiger Fork has on the menu and to soak in the funky vibe!