Appetizers. Starters. Hors d’oeuvres. Finger food. Small plates. They are on the menu of nearly every restaurant – tempting us with savory ingredients meant to be eaten while we sip our first cocktail and wait for the main course.
But how many times have you filled up on said appetizers before your entrée even came? Or perhaps you have looked at a huge plate of nachos or a cheesy plate of loaded fries and said, “Man, we could make a meal out of just this.”
Well, that’s what Ashburn Magazine did. Their intrepid editor (me), along with professional food photographer Andrew Sample, headed out for a night (OK, actually two nights) of trying out appetizers all over Ashburn. It’s tough work, but somebody has to do it.
The goal: Spotlight some of our locally owned establishments and perhaps give you an idea of something new to try on your next night out.
What: Water Buffalo Momos (pictured above)
Where: Himalayan Wild Yak, Brambleton Town Center
Details: Momos are bite-sized dumplings, stuffed with filling and then steamed. On the recommendation of the bartender at Himalayan Wild Yak, a Nepalese restaurant in Brambleton, we tried the momos filled with “buff,” or water buffalo, a traditional meat of Nepal. It tasted just like beef and was delicious.
To see six more amazing appetizers at local restaurants — including one that is set on fire tableside — click here and head over the Ashburn Magazine website for the rest of the story.