I had a fabulous dinner at Foo Dogs ramen bar in Richmond a couple weeks ago. The company was the best part (Chris Blain, the hot new chef at the governor’s mansion!). But the food was a close second!
We started with
BAO WOW (love the name!)
Two pork belly bao sliders with cilantro, red onion,
plum sauce drizzle and sprinkled with cashews
Basically pork buns served taco style. The shell was the typical chinese pork bun dough. It was folded around perfectly tender, fatty & sweet pork belly. The accompaniments finished it off nicely!
Eight Wings tossed in a fiery Foo Dog signature
sauce, Korean BBQ Sauce or Malay Curry Sauce
We had the fiery Foo Dog signature sauce. It was delicious, but pretty much your typical hot wing sauce. Loved that the wings were small, really crispy & not breaded!
For out entrees, we shared two ramen dishes:
Red miso & curry broth with Chicken breast, soft cooked egg, bean sprout and scallion
Stir fried with Chasu pork (Chinese flavored bbq pork), shitake mushroom
and green onion (no broth)
The broth on the Malasian ramen was incredible! Light, just enough sweetness & heat to know you were eating curry. The noodles were floating in the sauce, so they were soft & silky. The richness of the egg yolk just takes it over the top!
The Chinese ramen was by far my favorite dish of the evening! The Chasu (aka Char siu or Chashu) pork was salty, sticky & delicious! There was no broth, just the pork, vegetables & noodles stir fried. It was delicious on its own, but even better with a ladle of the curry broth from the Malasian ramen.
I highly recommend trying Foo Dog! It’s a great little place, right on Main Street in Richmond. Fairly new, but doing a booming business! You won’t be disappointed!!!