My Review + Favorite Dishes at the Source by Wolfgang Puck
It’s time for another food review, friends! Today I’m going to talk about highlights from my latest lunch with Justin Schuble (aka DCfoodporn) at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. The meal started off with a nomtastic amuse-bouche, and you can see Chef Russell’s Sichuan pickled cucumbers below.
The Best of The Source’s Appetizers
We were invited to cover The Source for instagram so we got a variety of plates to sample and photograph on the house. I actually reviewed their food on Nomtastic Foods last year so I tried to get different things. I couldn’t resist getting their dumplings though, but more on that later.
So, let’s just go in order. The dish you see above is a dream for vegetarians. Wok roasted artichokes, ramps and asparagus with preserved kumquat and fresh mint? Oh hell yes. Justin’s dairy and gluten free so Chef Russell made sure to send out some dishes he could enjoy. I really liked it as well though! The flavors were on point, and I could’ve easily destroyed this with a bowl of rice.
Below we have their tuna ceviche. I don’t eat raw fish anymore so I can’t say much about it, but Justin really enjoyed it and said the sauce was delicious. Everyone gives me shit and asks me why I don’t eat sushi, but trust me when I say you don’t want to know. That’s a story for another day!
Why You Need to Try Their Dumplings
Alright, now for my absolute faves: their tiger shrimp and carrot dumplings. These babies come in a honey-tamarind vinaigrette with toasted nuts and seeds in chili oil, and they are absolutely phenomenal. The texture is just the right amount of chewy, and the filling is juicy and flavorful. Their dumplings are all really good though – I just found out that they have an “impossible” potsticker – like the impossible burger – so I’ll have to try that next time.
The Best Entrees at The Source
Moving onto entrees, we got 3 different dishes and shared: the fragrant chili oil poached icelandic cod, a Chirashi Bowl, and their Creekstone Farm’s Prime Steak Salad. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not a big fish person, but I tried a bite of the cod because I was curious. It came on top of a bed of XO fried rice with crispy garlic. It was a solid dish, but it didn’t blow me away.
The steak salad on the other hand was really nice! The meat was cooked to perfection, and it came with crispy rice, cucumber and was dressed with a pickled ginger vinaigrette that I loved. I may or may not be biased though because I’m a sucker for ginger anything. The only con about this dish is pricing – I found it to be a bit expensive for the amount of food I got, but that’s just me being sensible, haha. I think it was like $28? I can’t remember exactly, and they don’t have that info online so sorry friends!
Anddd last but not least, their Chirashi bowl. I definitely didn’t try any of this, but I’m assuming it was good? Justin said the fish was hella fresh so if you’re big into sashimi, give this dish a go! You get a scattered assortment of sushi grade fish with seasoned rice and toasted sesame seeds. Where my sushi lovers at though?
So, what did you guys think of my latest food post? What looked yummiest to you? Let me know what you thought by leaving me a comment below! For more noms, make sure to check out my food tab andddd read more about my DMV adventures here. Until next time, friends.