Last Friday I went to Zengo with a friend with the main objective of taking advantage of their $5 mojito happy hour. Zengo describes itself as a “eclectic, energetic, and hip Latin-Asian restaurant,” and when I went I sampled a bit of each.
Off of their happy hour menu I got some edamame, which they must have smoked (?) or broiled because they came with a nice char on the outside. There wasn’t much more on the happy hour menu that I was interested in (besides the mojitos, of course) so I asked for their gluten free menu.
Out came the “Arepas de Shitake” (with no hoisin sauce). Mini cornmeal cakes with shitake mushrooms, guacamole and crema fresca, topped with a slice of some kind of pepper.
Next time I go back I’ll have to get the dulce de leche pudding because it sounds and looks amazing (chocolate caviar / gosling rum~plantain sauce, coconut macaroon)
781 Seventh Street NW, Chinatown
Washington, DC 20001