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Review: Ping Pong in Gallery Place

  This week my girlfriend and I went to the fusion dim sum restaurant Ping Pong down in Chinatown. It does dim sum in a “hip” way, complete with loud music, fancy cocktails, open kitchen, and a downtown address. Knowing that I’d grown up eating dim sum at hyper-authentic places like Mark’s and Fortune, she […]

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Our latest eating adventure – Cantonese chicken feet

 Oh, the quandary for Jews on Easter Sunday. What to do? What to do? Virtually everything is closed. If you drive within 100 yards of any church you’ll get stuck in at least 15 minutes of traffic. There are no sports on. It’s a pretty boring day. Thus, Sam and I ventured off to one […]

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Review: A&J Restaurant

The Place: A&J Restaurant 4316 Markham St, Annandale, VA 22003 The Meal:  Pickled Cabbage Dried Bean curd with Peanuts Spicy Cucumber Sesame Wide Noodles with Powdered Peanuts Fried Dough Cruller Shanghai Style Wonton with Spicy sauce Sesame Biscuit with Beef 2 diet cokes (because caffeine cures all)

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On Sam’s list

Sam’s list below is good, but he has exposed my preference for Cantonese food over Szechuan. Frankly, I have to be in the right frame of mind to do a full-blown spicy Szechuan meal. I love spicy stuff, but in my opinion Szechuan spicyness doesn’t match the flavor and heat that comes from good Thai, […]

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Best Chinese Restaurants?

While my older, more conservative, perhaps more feeble brother did indeed name some of our area’s finer Chinese restaurants, he did miss a few that have, over the years, satisfied both my palate and my wallet. 1.  A&J Restaurant – A little pickled cabbage, a little spicy cucumber, some cold sesame noodles, the best fried […]

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What are your top 5 Chinese restaurants in the DC area?

In honor of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, going on live in Beijing as I write this (despite what NBC might have you believe), let’s ask this question: What are your top 5 Chinese restaurants in the DC area? Here are mine: Mark’s Duck House, Falls Church – I am lucky enough to live 5 minutes […]

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