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Thip Khao’s Owners Reveal Name of New Under-Wraps Restaurant

Hanumanh is a few weeks away from opening in Shaw

A dish at Thip Khao.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The owners of critically acclaimed Thip Khao in Columbia Heights and Padaek in Falls Church are getting ready to debut their third Laotian restaurant in a few weeks.

Hanumanh (1604 7th Street NW) comes from mother-son duo Seng Luangrath and Bobby Pradachith, who plan to serve a vegetable-heavy lineup of small dishes and Lao-inspired cocktails at the new 40-seat space, reports DCist.

Eater first reported about the chosen Shaw location this summer, in a space north of Dacha on 7th Street NW the team had been eyeing for some time.

Guests can expect salads pounded with a mortar and pestle — a traditional technique in Laos — as well as steamed and raw fish, adds DCist, with some meat and offal offerings in the mix.

“The menu has more rustic, country-style dishes inspired by our childhood,” Pradachith tells the publication.

Some items will be cooked over a charcoal grill, with lots of lemongrass and ginger flavors native to his homeland to appearing throughout the menu. Design elements also honor the Southeast Asian country’s culture, and a huge mural of a Hindu monkey god — the meaning behind the restaurant’s name — will be splashed across the space.