Trans-Pacific flavors await with today's Groupon. For $25, you get $50 worth of chef Richard Sandoval's Latin- and Asian-inspired dinner cuisine at Zengo. Japanese for give and take, the food at Zengo borrows flavors from chef Sandoval's Mexican upbringing and shakes culinary hands with the tastes of traditional Asian fare. In an interview with Bon Appétit, Sandoval describes his "old ways in new hands approach," applying new techniques to traditional recipes. The result: innovative, inviting cuisine served on small plates intended for sharing.
Current offerings on the dinner menu include sushi rolls such as unagi-shrimp tempura ($14), tuna tiradito with avocado, Serrano, cilantro and citrus soy ($12), and vegetariano with asparagus, scallion tempura, and sweet sambal aioli ($9). Antojitos, or small bites, include wonton tacos with charred ahi tuna ($13), lobster-crab potstickers ($13), and crunchy calamari ($11), a favorite of regulars. Graze from land to sea with international delights such as adobo-hoisin grilled lamb loin with oyster mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, Japanese eggplant, and chimichurri ($25) and Chilean sea bass with bok choy kimchee and saffron-dashi ponzu ($24).
Zengo's vibrant dining room will pique your appetite for these beautifully presented flavorsations. Grab this Groupon and explore the delicious geography of Planet Zengo, where the culinary inventions, unlike those of the Planet Kronos, are boldly tasty.
Note: Deal valid for dinner only.
- Zengo is one of my favorites. A creative menu with wonderful ambiance and excellent service. – OpenTable user, 10/28/2009
- The service was excellent, the food was superb, and the wait staff were most diligent and attentive. – OpenTable user, 10/21/2009
- One of the top restaurants in DC, as far as I'm concerned. Appetizers and entrees were just fantastic. – OpenTable user, 9/10/2009
Get Zany With Zengo!®
These days, the name Zengo is associated with Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine in the DC area, although some of us are still old enough to remember the 1970s board game of the same name. Today, Zengo!® (ages 8 & up) is remembered for its psychedelic commercials (featuring a furry, purple hippopotamus puppet alongside a young Josh Brolin) and its needlessly complicated rules. Here are a few excerpts from the Zengo!® instructions:
- Start with the player on your immediate left. If you are reading these instructions in a perfect vertical line, go frontwise to backsies.
- If the oldest player has many good friends, but none that they would consider a best friend, they have the option of deflecting The Scrutinzer to the adjacent player with the most Flavor Tokens.
- The Kreepur loves Zengos® and he’ll do anything to get them. Don’t let him catch you in the Discard Pit or it’s Uh-Oh Zengo!®
- Remember: Ask your dad’s help installing the six alkaline C batteries required to power the Zengo® Dice Tornado. If you don’t have a dad, try asking a neighbor with a cool car.
- Do not play Zengo® indoors.
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