Lunching at The Source by Wolfgang Puck

We don’t know if you guys remember, but a while back, we recapped a cool event on here called “A Night in Japan!”  Since then, we’ve been hardcore craving The Source by Wolfgang Puck.  So, we decided to hit them up for a casual lunch (aka a massive meal for the ages) with DCFoodporn.  The decor was classy and elegant, and to our delight, there was a ton of natural light.  And yes, the rhyme was intentional because we’re nerds like that – #sorrynotsorry.  Anywho, we have a TON of food to cover so let’s get to it…

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We started our meal off with the following 3 apps:

  • Kanpachi Sashimi ($16):  the freshest sashimi served with citrus noc chom, puffed wild rice and tosa soy.
  • Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup ($15):  perfectly cooked noodz – the texture was SO bomb – served with tender beef short rib and red mustard greens.  If you’re a fan of asian soups, this is an absolute must-try.  It was really rich and flavorful so if you’re into super savory broths, you’ll enjoy this bowl for sure.  Our only complaint?  We wanted MORE noodz, ha.
  • Flight of Dumplings ($21):  we had a tough time choosing between the different dumplings they had soooo we got all three!  We were relieved that they offered the flight because we would’ve been bummed otherwise.  This app contained shrimp & carrot dumplings, pork belly & cabbage dumplings, and chicken wontons.  All three were honestly really good so we recommend trying them all, especially if you have 2+ people in your group.  These were served with three dipping sauces so go wild and try different combinations for funsies.
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The Source by Wolfgang Puck food

Justin Schuble showing us how to lift like a pro…

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above:  look at all the pretty colors || below:  get yo dip on (sing to the tune of Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On”)

dimsum in DC

We pretty much demolished all our apps so we got 4 mains to share:

  • “Hong Kong” Style Steamed Ora King Salmon ($25):  served with baby bok choi, lotus root and aged soy sauce.
  • Jurgielwicz Farm’s Duck Khao Soi ($22):  we didn’t think we had enough noodz so we got more, ha.  These were served in red chili paste and topped with pickled Chinese broccoli and crispy noodles.  This was definitely our favorite dish out of everything we got!  The curry was like a flavor explosion in our mouths, and we LOVED the texture of everything.  The rich, creamy curry + crunchy noodz & onions on top = amazeballs.  We hope they never take this off their menu because it’s a do on every level possible.
  • Chirashi Bowl ($26):  a sashimi lover’s dream!  Scattered sushi grade fish served with seasoned rice and toasted sesame seeds.  This was the epitome of fresh!
  • Crispy Chicken Bao Buns ($22):  a build-your-own-buns plate served with house made pickles and sambal aioli.  It came with 3 freshly steamed buns, and the chicken was perfectly cooked.  We loved that we could assemble each individual bun to our liking.
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delicious salmon dishes in DC

above:  that salmon tho || below:  sashimi goals

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above:  build your own buns || below:  DCFoodporn’s buns, hardy har har

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above:  before we dug into the duck khao soi || below:  liftin’ more noodz because that’s how we do

The Source by Wolfgang Puck noodles

Then came the desserts!  We wanted to sample different ones (obviously) so we ordered 3 and shared.  Their offerings all sounded tempting, but we ultimately went with their Baked Alaska, 15 – Layer Carrot Cake and their Flourless Chocolate Cake (all three were $12 each).  We ALMOST got their Chocolate Soufflé, but we were crunched on time so we went with the ones mentioned above.  Not that we’re complaining or anything though because the aforementioned sweets were, well, sweet!

The Source by Wolfgang Puck dessert

First up:  the Baked Alaska.  Chef Russell Smith came out to fire this baby up for us, but he usually does it inside his kitchen.  It came with banana gelato, buttermilk cake, and chocolate cremeux.  If you like banana-flavored things – BTW we LOVE banana everything – definitely get an order of this for yourself.  Sidebar:  do you see the flame below?  It’s faint, but you can kind of see it if you look closely.

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The Source by Wolfgang Puck baked alaska

Then came the carrot cake.  Holy crap, this photo does NOT do it justice.  The Source by Wolfgang Puck has THE best carrot cake we’ve ever tasted.  Made with cream cheese filling, candied walnuts, and topped with ginger ice cream.  Anddd now we want ginger ice cream every time we have carrot cake, ha.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck carrot cake

Last but not least, the flourless chocolate cake – served with chocolate sauce, candied cashews, and coffee ice cream.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck desserts

And that concludes our epic meal at The Source by Wolfgang Puck!  Didn’t everything look ridiculously delish?  We seriously can’t wait to go back, like we’re already craving their carrot cake and duck khao soi!  What did you guys think of these food photos? What looked the yummiest to you?  Let us know by commenting below.  OH, and before we leave you, this joints located on 575 Pennsylvania Avenue, right next to the Newseum.  We found street parking a block away in front of the National Gallery of Art so we recommend looking there.

’til next time, Nomsters!



  1. February 12, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Everything looks delicious!!

    • nomtasticfoods
      February 12, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks Rach!

  2. Jennifer
    February 12, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Wow! Every dish looks delicious. I love your honest thoughts about the dishes too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • nomtasticfoods
      February 12, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks for reading, Jennifer!

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    February 16, 2018 / 3:37 am

    Divine and delicious dish!! look so yummy!!

    • nomtasticfoods
      February 19, 2018 / 11:41 am

      It really was =D

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