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Fried Pickled Herring at Domku

he Dish: Fried pickled herring ($9)

What It Is: Pickled herring, pan-fried in egg and Panko crumbs and topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.

What It Tastes Like: If you like Spanish anchovies, you’ll enjoy the salty, tangy, slightly sweet, and very fishy taste. The brined and cured fish is covered by a light layer of ultra-crunchy, golden brown bread crumbs and served with fresh vegetables that will help cool your tongue.

The Story: Chef/owner Kera Carpenter ate a fried herring dish in Stockholm and wanted to duplicate it. Finding fresh herring is difficult here, so she tried frying pickled fish. “It took a very long time to convince people it was a good dish,” she says. “But once they try it, they order it every time they come.” read more

821 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

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Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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