I’m back, baby! As summer winds down, I’m back with a new post about the latest pop-up restaurant, Maketto (at Hanoi House). Chef/Owner Erik Bruner-Yang, also of Toki Underground, and his crew have been testing out dishes at Hanoi House to see which will be featured on Maketto’s menu once the restaurant opens in its permanent location — somewhere on H Street NE — later this year. In that regard, let’s call this post an open letter to the chef, containing my views on which dishes I think are keepers and which seriously need to be reconsidered.
The Maketto pop-up offers a pre-fixe menu ($30) of dishes served family style. Diners may order additional dishes a la carte ($2 each) via the roving dim sum cart.