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Lee says the menu will always include a noodle dish, a rice dish and a dumpling option, such as this sweet potato and edamame dumpling accented with mint, peanuts, smoked soy and black vinegar. (Image: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/ DC Refined)

Succotash chef turns up the Asian flavors at Mr Lee's pop-up

Fans of Chef Edward Lee's Southern dishes at Succotash might be interested to know that the Top Chef alum has opened a new pop-up that serves as an homage to his Korean heritage and Asian night markets. To find this hidden restaurant, head to the back of the expansive Penn Quarter eatery, climb the stairs and meander through the door under the neon pink sign that reads "Mr Lee's."

While the menu rotates frequently, signature dishes will include hand-cut noodles in a beefy black-bean sauce , specialty dumplings like those stuffed with duck confit and draped with XO sauce, and spicy pork belly and kimchi. Lee expects the pop-up to remain open till the end of the year, but the neon sign hints at a more permanent situation if it proves popular with diners.

In the meantime, click through our slideshow to take a peek at the food and drink at Mr Lee's.

Mr Lee's is located at 915 F St. NW and open daily from 4-10 PM Monday-Thursday; 4-11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; and 4-9 PM Sundays.