ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen

A pork and chicken meatball banh mi at ShopHouse.

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, the Asian sibling of Chipotle, opened in September in Dupont Circle, widening DC's field of custom-made dining options.

The menu, like Chipotle’s, allows customers to choose from a selection of proteins, vegetables, toppings and sauces to create a Southeast Asian-inspired noodle or rice bowl or a banh mi sandwich.

Bowls come with brown rice, jasmine rice or chilled rice noodles and can be topped with tofu, pork and chicken meatballs, grilled steak or grilled chicken satay as well as a selection of vegetables, including spicy charred corn, long beans, eggplant and Thai basil and Chinese broccoli.

Customers also have a choice of three different sauces, three varieties of garnishes and three different toppings such as crispy garlic, crushed peanuts and toasted rice to complete their bowl creations. The banh mi — a Vietnamese-style sandwich on freshly baked bread — can be filled with any of the same proteins in addition to a green papaya slaw and fresh herbs.

ShopHouse also offers a selection of Asian beers such as Beer Lao, Singha and Chang, as well as a Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA.

Prices range from $6.59-$7.50.

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
1516 Connecticut Ave. NW