Ramen Chef in DC
Myo Htun is a renowned Ramen chef in DC. Born and raised in Burma, a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. At age 26, Htun moved to Tokyo, Japan and began his culinary career at Zao Stamina Ramen. He worked at the restaurant for 20 years, and was eventually promoted to executive chef. Then, in 2010, Htun made the decision to relocate his wife and daughter to Washington, DC. In 2011, he began working at Ren’s Ramen, a Sapporo-style Japanese ramen shop in Wheaton, MD. Under his supervision, Ren’s Ramen was selected as “one of Washington’s best cheap eats” by Washingtonian magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Chef Myo wanted to expand his influence on Ramen in DC. So it was a no brainer when he was offered to head up the Chaplin’s kitchen
At Chaplin’s, guests can enjoy a collection of cold impressions, hot impressions, dumplings, ramen and adult “drunken” shooters on Htun’s newly designed menu. New starters not to be missed include Tori Karagge, Japanese-style fried chicken served with a spicy housemustard; Kakuni, Japanese braised pork, scallions, bok choy and mushrooms with a sweet sauce; Chashu, stewed pork belly with spicy white scallions; Pork Gyoza Dumplings, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, chives, mushrooms and garlic; Chicken & Shrimp Shumai Dumplings, water chestnuts, garlic, onion and oyster sauce; Hiyashi Chuuga, cold noodle, sesame paste, pork butt chachuu, cucumber, egg, seaweed, tomato and soy sauce; Goboo Salad, burdock root, carrot, cucumber and sesame; Shabu Salad, sliced pork, red cabbage, tomato, scallion with sesame paste and ponzu dressing. New Adult Only drunken dumplings include Whiskey A Go Go, pork dumpling, Japanese whiskey and lemon emulsion; Blood & Sand, beef dumpling, Japanese scotch whiskey, cherry brandy and an orange peel, as well as the Cold War, shrimp dumpling, Old Tom gin, Pimms, ginger and lemon.
New additions to the ramen menu include Chaplin, pork belly chashu, seasoned egg, scallions, beansprouts, black sesame paste and tonkatsu flavor; Miso Ramen, bean sprouts, ground pork, bamboo shoots, onions, scallions, pork butt chashu and nori; Veggie Shio, Chinese cabbage, carrots, onions, bean sprouts and scallions; Tan Tan Men, ground pork, bok choi, sesame paste, hot sesame oil with sesame paste and miso, as well as Chaplin Ass, Asian spicy sour, chicken, scallions, lemongrass, coconut milk, red chilies and cilantro and Wakame Salad
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