7.15.2011

Chef 5 Bites: Eddie Moran

Eddie Moran was named chef de cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental’s casual restaurant Sou'Wester this spring. The chef's culinary career began on the West Coast where he spent eight years at some of the most prestigious restaurants in California. More recently, he spent time in Charleston, where he served up low-country cuisine as executive chef at Mercato.

After careful consideration, here are his top 5 Bites:

1. Everything on the menu is consistently solid at Palena

2. Pho with fatty brisket, eye of round, soft tendon and tripe at Pho 75 — Chef Eric Ziebold’s recommendation when I first arrived in town

3. Pupusas and sopa de mondongo, a nostalgic soup that reminds me of growing up with Mama Chita (my grandmother), at El Rinconcito Café

4. Crispy pork intestine appetizer and dried scallop fried rice at New Big Wong. Best place to eat late night on a Saturday if you crave Chinese.

5. Bill Cosby’s original chili half smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl

Where do DC's top chefs eat when they're not on the clock? Find out in CHEF 5 BITES.
Where do DC's top chefs eat when they're not on the clock? Find out in CHEF 5 BITES.Where do DC's top chefs eat when they're not on the clock? Find out in CHEF 5 BITES.

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