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Pork belly banh mi w/ extra pate ! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿค‘
03/13/2023

Pork belly banh mi w/ extra pate ! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿค‘

  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™Iโ€™m about to dive into these Hakka Masala Curry Noodles๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜
03/03/2023

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Iโ€™m about to dive into these Hakka Masala Curry Noodles๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜

High of 80ยฐF today! Perfect day to enjoy some warm weather & good eats ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒž  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™The Block Food Hall ๐Ÿ“Annandale๐Ÿ‘Recommend: Y...
02/23/2023

High of 80ยฐF today! Perfect day to enjoy some warm weather & good eats ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™
The Block Food Hall
๐Ÿ“Annandale

๐Ÿ‘Recommend:
Yes! When first opened years ago it was one of the only food halls in the area. Now plenty have followed suit but this one is my favorite because of Balo Kitchen.

The garlic noodles were incredible. This is a must try if you are a fan of garlic and/or lo mein noodles.

The nuggets have a very thin layer of breading that is fried perfectly. They have two different kinds and a variety of sauces.

The pork belly is also cooked perfectly and comes out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It also comes with a perfect concoction of veggitables and fried garlic bits over a bed of rice.

๐Ÿ”™ Returnability:
I have been to The Block many times. I do not plan on stopping now!

๐ŸŽŠ Vibes:
Casual spot with hip interior. Multiple food stalls and indoor seating. Full bar to get your drink on. Always bustling with people.

  The best things in life are simple, and it doesnโ€™t get much better than  curry katsu ๐Ÿ›โœจ                               ...
02/17/2023



The best things in life are simple, and it doesnโ€™t get much better than curry katsu ๐Ÿ›โœจ

  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™Iโ€™m loving these Taiwanese Spicy Chicken Nuggies๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹
02/08/2023

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Iโ€™m loving these Taiwanese Spicy Chicken Nuggies๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

Have you tried our Cumin Lamb Chow Fun? You can choose spice level 1-4 for that extra kick ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค
02/02/2023

Have you tried our Cumin Lamb Chow Fun? You can choose spice level 1-4 for that extra kick ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค

  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™Warm or cold weather catch me eating some Extra Spicy๐ŸŒถLaksa Curry Noodle Soup๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜
01/28/2023

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Warm or cold weather catch me eating some Extra Spicy๐ŸŒถLaksa Curry Noodle Soup๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜

Wok-fried cumin lamb chow fun! Available starting tomorrow! (Wednesday 1/25). Choose from spice level 1-4 for that extra...
01/25/2023

Wok-fried cumin lamb chow fun! Available starting tomorrow! (Wednesday 1/25). Choose from spice level 1-4 for that extra kick๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Crispy pork belly & rice is the lunch move today ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Come see us at The Block - Annandale!  [pic cred: @ sonofwillsmith]
01/21/2023

Crispy pork belly & rice is the lunch move today ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ Come see us at The Block - Annandale! [pic cred: @ sonofwillsmith]

New item starting tomorrow! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Dan dan โ€œchili cheeseโ€ fries ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Donโ€™t forget to try our new soup options as well!
01/11/2023

New item starting tomorrow! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Dan dan โ€œchili cheeseโ€ fries ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Donโ€™t forget to try our new soup options as well!

Come beat the Monday blues & warm up with a bowl of our signature noodle soups!!! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ   Pic cred:
01/09/2023

Come beat the Monday blues & warm up with a bowl of our signature noodle soups!!! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ

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01/05/2023

Perfect day for
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Weather is warming up & โ˜€๏ธ is out! Be sure to visit us at The Block today to satisfy your comfort food cravings ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
12/29/2022

Weather is warming up & โ˜€๏ธ is out! Be sure to visit us at The Block today to satisfy your comfort food cravings ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

 w/ chicken ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ  ๐Ÿ˜‹[pic cred:  ]
12/20/2022

w/ chicken
๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ˜‹

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!!  . . . That pork belly crunchy nessssss,,,,,,,,,,,                  ๐Ÿ’ฏ
12/09/2022

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Rainy weather calls for some hot  noodle soup ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ! Get it with  or  ! ๐Ÿ˜‹ [pic cred:  ]
11/30/2022

Rainy weather calls for some hot noodle soup ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ! Get it with or ! ๐Ÿ˜‹ [pic cred: ]

Itโ€™s  !! ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ Have you tried our tacos? We use Malaysian flatbread instead of corn or flour tortillas for that flaky & ch...
11/22/2022

Itโ€™s !! ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ Have you tried our tacos? We use Malaysian flatbread instead of corn or flour tortillas for that flaky & chewy texture ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ [pic Fred: Sam C]

Close up shot of the crispy pork belly + rice bowl ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ [pic cred: Me & You] ] Be sure you follow our friends Me & You] !...
11/08/2022

Close up shot of the crispy pork belly + rice bowl ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ [pic cred: Me & You] ] Be sure you follow our friends Me & You] !! They are doing great things for the community ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

Can never go wrong with our Chicken & Rice ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ CYa for lunch! [pic cred:  ]
11/04/2022

Can never go wrong with our Chicken & Rice ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ CYa for lunch! [pic cred: ]

Itโ€™s noodle soup weather!! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ have your tried our bรฒ kho yet? ๐Ÿ“ธ:  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›
10/24/2022

Itโ€™s noodle soup weather!! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ have your tried our bรฒ kho yet?
๐Ÿ“ธ: ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

The perfect combo ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ. Donโ€™t forget we have delivery options available for your convenience on this rainy day โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‰ w...
10/13/2022

The perfect combo ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ. Donโ€™t forget we have delivery options available for your convenience on this rainy day โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘‰ www.balokitchen.com.
[๐Ÿ“ธ: @ Lindsey D.]

Our Curry  hits in this cold, rainy, gloomy weather โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ -๐Ÿ“ธ:  ๐Ÿ™
10/05/2022

Our Curry hits in this cold, rainy, gloomy weather โ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ -
๐Ÿ“ธ: ๐Ÿ™

Midweek reminder: Our Cumin Lamb Tacos are back! Hot level 0-4 available for that extra heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅต [pic cred:  ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿซถ]
09/28/2022

Midweek reminder: Our Cumin Lamb Tacos are back! Hot level 0-4 available for that extra heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅต [pic cred: ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿซถ]

๐ŸšจNEW ITEM ALERT!!!!๐Ÿšจ CUMIN LAMB IS BACK! Get it over our chicken infused rice or on our roti tacos ๐ŸŒฎ!! Hot level 0-4 ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅต
09/23/2022

๐ŸšจNEW ITEM ALERT!!!!๐Ÿšจ CUMIN LAMB IS BACK! Get it over our chicken infused rice or on our roti tacos ๐ŸŒฎ!! Hot level 0-4 ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฅต

Our  are always a solid choice ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒฎ [pic cred: Sam C]
09/21/2022

Our are always a solid choice ๐Ÿ˜‹๐ŸŒฎ [pic cred: Sam C]

Top off your hump day with our fresh hot chicken nugs. Pairs great with our chow fun noods ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค
09/14/2022

Top off your hump day with our fresh hot chicken nugs. Pairs great with our chow fun noods ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค

The week is almost over.. hang in there! Until then, weโ€™ll be here to satisfy your hunger!!๐Ÿซƒ[pic credit: Kerry H]
09/01/2022

The week is almost over.. hang in there! Until then, weโ€™ll be here to satisfy your hunger!!๐Ÿซƒ[pic credit: Kerry H]

  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™We got a deluxe fusion version of a Vietnamese Banh mi with a side of fries from . The pork belly was so flavorful a...
08/24/2022

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We got a deluxe fusion version of a Vietnamese Banh mi with a side of fries from . The pork belly was so flavorful and crispy. All the elements blended well. It was so delicious!

 .food ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™ใƒปใƒปใƒปWashington DC: Food halls > everything else. From  we got the ๐ŸŒฎ Tacos on roti canal flatbread with the 24 h...
08/18/2022

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ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Washington DC: Food halls > everything else.

From we got the
๐ŸŒฎ Tacos on roti canal flatbread with the 24 hour pork belly and char siu pork. yaโ€™ll this was so good ๐Ÿ˜ญ

From We got the
๐Ÿฆ Ube
๐Ÿจ Lychee Rose Sobret (so good!)
Overall a must stop if youโ€™re in the DMV area ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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Nothin beats our crispy & juicy fried chicken nuggets ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค
08/11/2022

Nothin beats our crispy & juicy fried chicken nuggets ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค

Can never go wrong w/ a pork belly  ! Donโ€™t forget to add the ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹
08/03/2022

Can never go wrong w/ a pork belly ! Donโ€™t forget to add the ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‹

 .food ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™ใƒปใƒปใƒปWashington DC: Food halls > everything else. From  we got the ๐ŸŒฎ Tacos on roti canal flatbread with the 24 h...
07/28/2022

.food ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™
ใƒปใƒปใƒป
Washington DC: Food halls > everything else.

From we got the
๐ŸŒฎ Tacos on roti canal flatbread with the 24 hour pork belly and char siu pork. yaโ€™ll this was so good ๐Ÿ˜ญ

From We got the
๐Ÿฆ Ube
๐Ÿจ Lychee Rose Sobret (so good!)
Overall a must stop if youโ€™re in the DMV area ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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Unsure what to eat for dinner? Think no furtherโ€ฆ we got you covered ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
07/26/2022

Unsure what to eat for dinner? Think no furtherโ€ฆ we got you covered ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

The perfect combo! Thanks for the love as always   ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™
07/16/2022

The perfect combo! Thanks for the love as always ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™

Crispy pork belly + chow fun  ๐Ÿคค [pic cred:  ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™]
07/06/2022

Crispy pork belly + chow fun ๐Ÿคค [pic cred: ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™]

  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Iโ€™m about to dive into these Hakka Masala Curry Noodles๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜
06/29/2022

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m about to dive into these Hakka Masala Curry Noodles๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜

Havenโ€™t made lunch plans? Itโ€™s a beautiful day to make a trip to The Block - Annandale!! We got something for everyone! ...
06/20/2022

Havenโ€™t made lunch plans? Itโ€™s a beautiful day to make a trip to The Block - Annandale!! We got something for everyone! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ [pic cred: ๐Ÿ™]

  Fried chicken ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘
06/16/2022



Fried chicken ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘

  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Crispy Pork Belly is delicious in any dish at Balรด Kitchen.But if you HAD to choose between the Crispy Pork Belly B...
06/09/2022

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Crispy Pork Belly is delicious in any dish at Balรด Kitchen.

But if you HAD to choose between the Crispy Pork Belly Bรกnh mรฌ with a side of fries OR one of Balรด Kitchenโ€™s top dishes, the Crispy Pork Belly and rice and with the added 63ยฐ egg ๐Ÿฅš, which would YOU choose?

Not an easy decision to make, but luckily I didnโ€™t have to choose. ๐Ÿ˜† This is a compilation of two visits. Sometimes itโ€™s fun to post about new and undiscovered restaurants, but once I found a favorite spot with a variety of delicious dishes and flavors, I like to do an in-depth exploration of their menu. Balรด Kitchen is one of those places worth coming back to try some of their classic favorites or try something new from their newly added menu items.

Howโ€™s that for some lunch/dinner inspiration?

 spread on point ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค [ pic cred:
06/01/2022

spread on point ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค [ pic cred:

Address

4221 John Marr Drive
Annandale, VA
22003

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Telephone

(703) 559-3602

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The slang word โ€œBalรดโ€ in Vietnamese means โ€œbackpackโ€. Locals came up with the nickname โ€œtรขy balรดโ€ (western backpacker), after seeing a surplus of western tourists (all wearing backpacks) visiting to explore Vietnamese culture. To us, Balรด Kitchen symbolizes people from diverse backgrounds exploring & discovering new culture through food.

Balรด Kitchen is a restaurant concept that brings re-imagined Asian classics to Annandale, balancing tradition with modern twists. Inspired by dishes we loved to eat growing up within an Asian-American household. Menu changes seasonally.

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The only bad taco is the one you didn't eat. ๐ŸŒฎ

๐Ÿ“ธ Tacos on Roti Canai Flatbread
๐Ÿ“ Balo Kitchen | Annandale, VA
๐Ÿ’ต $9.50 - $9.95
๐Ÿ“ƒ Pickled carrots, Scallion, Cilantro, and Smoked Sriracha Mayo (or Mala Aioli). Protein options include Grilled Chicken, Fried Chicken, Pork Belly, Veggie, Shrimp, Spicy Cumin Lamb, or Dan Dan Pork.
๐Ÿ’ก Open for carry-out through their website!
๐Ÿ“ฒ Follow on IG for more!

It's not an argument... It's a lively discussion! ๐Ÿœ

What is ~the best~ place to get ramen in DC?

Shoutout: Toki Underground, Bantam King, SAKURAMEN, OKI bowl at Georgetown, Daikaya - Ramen - Izakaya, and Balo Kitchen!
Roasted root veg. Bubbling gratin. Add in something ooey, gooey, and sweetโ€ฆ Getting hungry? Weโ€™ve got so much comfort food in this issue that you might just fall asleep at the table. Cozy up with this list of scrumptious spots serving up just what youโ€™re craving this fall!

Featured: Cheesetique Del Ray, 703 bar + kitchen, Balo Kitchen, Hen Quarter- Old Town, Live Oak Restaurant
Matcha Oreo Ice Cream from Munch Ice Cream and Pig Frites from Balo Kitchen = a very craving-filled worth the trek out of DC!
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๐Ÿ“: The Block VA | Annandale, VA
Dining Editor Stefanie Gans is a fan of Punjabi By Nature Chantilly, calling particular attention to their lunch specialโ€”a platter of shahi paneer, dal makhani, mint-cilantro chutney, rice and naan for $10.99. She also enjoys a short rib pho French dip from The Blockโ€™s Balo Kitchen and a seaweed salad from Streets Market.
Mouth-watering French toast ๐Ÿคค, pickled cucumbers, served daily and garlic noodles on the exclusive weekend breakfast menu ๐Ÿ˜‹8-10:30am Balo Kitchen
Today and throughout the weekend (8/31-9/3), we will be donating a portion of our sales from & Balo Kitchen to support Harvey relief efforts. To my hometown, my friends & my family... Stay strong! So proud of Houston for coming together through these rough times.. and so very proud of all of you out there for risking your own lives to save one another. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™!!! No matter how long we've been gone, Houston will always be home. . If you can, please consider donating to https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053 ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
Sooo good! Props to the chef!
The fried chicken tacos are incredible!!! Thanks for hooking me up today even though you were out of tortillas. ๐Ÿ˜Š
โ€ชThx for the S/O Eater DC! http://dc.eater.com/2016/8/12/12451168/five-restaurants-to-try-dcโ€ฌ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Balo Kitchen
available starting today at our sister restaurant Balo Kitchen (located inside The Block VA)! Get it on tacos or over chicken rice!
๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Balo Kitchen, Roots Thai Street Food, SnoCream Company, The Block VA, Pokรฉworks
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