Video: D.C. chefs dish on 40 Eats in 40 seconds

March 6
(Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
Katsuya Fukushima. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Daikaya chef Katsuya Fukushima set a timer for three minutes and started the intensely fast process of preparing a bowl of the restaurant's vegetable ramen; we happily invaded the ramen restaurant's small kitchen, moving our cameras out of the way of noodles being plucked from boiling water and carefully placed inside a bowl of steaming broth.

We wanted to capture the organized chaos of the ramen shop, and four other restaurants, in videos accompanying The Post's annual 40 Eats guide to the dishes every Washingtonian must try in 2014. Take a look inside the kitchens of Chocolate Crust, Daikaya, Rose's Luxury, Water & Wall and Woodlands Vegan Bistro to see why each chef thinks his or her dish is among D.C.'s essential eats.

40 Eats: The dishes every Washingtonian must try in 2014

Vegetable ramen at Daikaya

Doissant at Chocolate Crust

Pork and litchi salad at Rose's Luxury

Macaroni and cheese at Woodlands Vegan Bistro

Duck confit at Water & Wall

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