ShopHouse Eatery to Open on M Street Aug. 19
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen will open its second D.C. location in Georgetown Monday, Aug. 19. This will be ShopHouse’s third location. The first opened in D.C. in 2011 and second in Los Angeles.
The restaurant, created by Chipotle Mexican Grill, follows the same model where guests choose their own ingredients and create a custom meal. “ShopHouse” is a phrase from East Asia: it means a small, commercial building that has an eatery on the first floor and residences above.
"Many different cuisines could fit into this model that will help to redefine fast food,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. “I am excited that at ShopHouse we will bring to customers the authentic ingredients and flavors of Southeast Asia in a way that is entirely unique."
ShopHouse fuses traditional ingredients from Southeast Asia, including cooking techniques of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
Guests choose from jasmine rice, brown rice, chilled rice noodles or a salad. Protein choices include grilled chicken satay or steak laab, pork and chicken meatballs, or organic tofu. They can add a choice of various fresh vegetables, green or spicy red curry sauce or a tamarind vinaigrette, green papaya slaw or pickled vegetables and finish with an herb salad and toasted rice, crushed peanuts, or crispy garlic.
Customers order at the counter, and can see directly into an open kitchen — a format similar to the one that has become a hallmark of Chipotle restaurants. Dishes are priced under $10.
The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is located at 2805 M St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20007. For more information, visit ShopHouseKitchen.com, or call 202-627-1958.