Say hello to The Spot a brand new Asian Food Hall in Rockville Town Square, that might become your favorite new spot for hungry adventurers. Think of it as a mall food hall, but elevated with poki bowl, handmade noodles, bubble tea, and waffle cone ice cream. This new Spot will make you want to come back and try a different kind of nomnom places. New Asian Food Hall is the first of this kind places in Rockville area, but not the last with The Block originally from Virginia and now coming to Pike & Rose soon. We decided to check out the Spot and see if Instagram fun pictures were true. We’ve tried all the spots (lol) and now can tell you what you must order.
Welcome to the Spot Food Hall
The first thing you got to prepare for is how crazy and packed the place is. At sometimes it can be hard to tell where lines start but don’t worry you will get the hang of it. Walk through and check out all the places and make a decision about what you want for food, drinks, and desserts. It can take some time to get each order since lines can get long and things are often made to order. Make sure you go with friends and divide and conquer by having one first get food, another one drinks, and then desserts.
Most likely you won’t find a spot (lol) in the hall area, but there is outside sitting that people often forget exists. It would help if one of the friends can save a spot while you get the food. Plus, the place gets very loud during its busy hours so make sure you stay nearby to listen for your order. All this hassle is worth it, and you are about to taste some very yummy things.
Taiwanese Fried Chicken @ CheersCut (5 NOMs)
OMG, the giant piece of Taiwanese Fried Chicken is a must order at The Spot food hall. If you are not familiar with Taiwanese fried chicken, then we don’t know what you been doing. Go there right now and order one! Split it with a friend or eat the whole thing yourself because you are a hungry nomster. Not just a small piece, its half a chicken all for you. This perfectly light breaded and seasoned chicken will make your taste buds happy. Now, if you are a cool kid and familiar with this the fabulous world of Taiwanese fried chicken, then this will not disappoint and make you want to come back. You should find someone who looks as excited to see you as Boris with Taiwanese Fried Chicken!!
Noodle Soup @ Mian Pull Noodles (3 NOMs)
Its time for some tasty freshly made noodles from Mian Pull Noodles. They make them right in front of you combined with delicious broth and meat. With many different variations, we went for a combination soup that includes it all. Nothing beats a mix of nice meat, tripes, and other parts. Noodles are very soft, and light so doesn’t let them sit for long or else they become soggy. We did think broth needed some kick to it. Make sure to grab some extra sauce to adjust seasoning to taste. You can also order some sides like Pig Ears which we normally like, but not this time. We will stick to the noodle soup.
Taro Bubble Tea @ Gong Cha (5 NOMs)
Bubble tea is a perfect way to end a foodie adventure or a refreshment on a hot day, especially Taro Milk tea from Gong Cha. While they have many different and more exotic flavors, we decided to go for our favorite Taro Milk. One of the big things we love is how you control a level of sweets by going 100%, 50%, or 30%. You can do that in a lot of places, but not many make it very obvious to customers.
Poki Bowl @ Poki DC (5 NOMs)
We are excited for that special kind of poke in our spot and now is the time to get poked, poked real good with a Spicy Salmon Poke Bowl from Poki DC stand at the Spot. It was fate that brought us here or as we call it, shorter line. We still not sure why the lines were short because this place rocked our taste buds. This is one of the newest locations for this local chain with several locations in DC, Maryland, and soon Virginia. So many different choices, we can put anything we want or maybe even every single topping.
Its a 5 step processes with Step 1: Noodles, Rice, or Half/Half, Step 2: Protean, Step 3: Toppings, Step 4: Sauce, and Step 5: Extra Crunchies. Our protean cravings was a spicy salmon with about all the toppings they have. WE WERE HUNGRY! It turned out to be one of our favorites and satisfying Poke bowl, perfect for those extra hungry nomsters. We would highly recommend checking out Poke DC at the Spot even if lines are long.
Waffle Con Thai Ice Cream @ Alpaca Dessert (4 NOMs)
Did you know that Alpacas is where the ice cream comes from? No, we are not that cute, but this cutely branded Alpaca Desserts sure make a great waffle cone Thai Ice Cream. As now trendy, this is to design your nomnom kind of place.
Step 1: Pick a waffle ether Original, Chocolate, or Matcha which is a green tea leaf finely grounded into a powder. We went with Matcha because it was just fun to say.
Step 2: The essential part, ice cream choices of vanilla, chocolate, green tea, black sesame, or milk tea.
Step 3 is all about the toppings; you get three free toppings from Dry or Wet toppings.
Step 4 is the drizzles time like condensed milk, chocolate, and more. It’s like being a kid at a candy store, so many difference and tasty choices.
Waffle Ice Cream does take a bit of time to make, and you got to be nearby to hear your number called. So don’t go away like few people we say. Just in case your extra cuteness kicks in, they will keep your order for you in the fridge. What a great way to end this visit at the spot because sweetness makes the spot.
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