Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Georgetown Waterfront: Bangkok Joe's

After walking around Georgetown for most of the day Saturday my friend and I decided to stop at Bangkok Joe's down by the waterfront for dinner (there is a nice parking garage right here if you need somewhere to park). When we got there around 530ish, it was a little busy, but there were some empty tables so we were seated right away. Around 6 it got super packed, so I recommend reservations on the weekend to be safe.
Alissa started off with a Thai Iced Tea. At Bangkok Joe's they give it to you unmade so you can customize it to your liking (more/less milky & more/less sweet). I thought this was pretty cool but for the inexperienced Thai iced tea drinker it could be a little inconvenient. 
I ordered a Gingered Lemon Iced Tea. This was pretty good, but tasted a little like the powdered ice tea you get out of the plastic jars to me. 
Since this place is a dumpling bar, we had to try a couple different dumplings out. 
A new favorite when I go to Thai restaurants are the duck rolls so we decided on the Peking Duck Spring Roll $9.95 romaine lettuce, leeks, cucumber, cherry-hoisin dip. This was a pretty solid spring roll, all of the flavors meshed together perfectly. 
For our second dumpling, we decided on the Panang Chicken Bun $5.95. This was awesome, totally different from any bun I've had before. I loved that it was filled with one of my favorite dishes, chicken panang.
We ordered the Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice $13.25. This was good, your basic fried rice filled with fresh veggies. My only complaint is that it was not really spicy when that's how we ordered it.
Next we ordered a new favorite of mine, Chicken Pad See Ew Noodles $13.25 stir fried sen-yai noodles with chicken, broccoli, egg & soy sauce. This was an excellent version of this dish, however if you are not a fan of soy sauce, stay away. 
Not related to the food at all, but the booth seats are awesome. I love how they are elevated and they have a place for you to put your feet.
I don't have any complaints about this place. Prices were great for the waterfront, food and service were excellent. Portions were huge. We probably could have stuck with one entree to go along with the dumplings, but it made for some delicious leftovers. I went with someone who was Thai and she gave it her stamp of approval. Sure you can probably get cheaper Thai Food that's just as good somewhere else, but this is Georgetown, and it's still with in range budget wise.

3000 K St NW
Washington, DC
Georgetown
202-333-4422
Bangkok Joe's on Urbanspoon

Just a quick shot of the waterfront :)

3 comments:

  1. The food there looks incredible, love the look of those egg rolls!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. Yummmm, Thai food is the bestest. :) Glad you found a good place.

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  3. You make me so hungry with you dining out posts. I want to just run out and get some Chinese food now. :)

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