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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.4
7.0
$35
Good Peking duck and off-the-menu specials hide behind a banal Chinese-American façade

The wine “list” is a choice between supermarket white and supermarket red. The first two pages of the plastic menu offer the classic umbrella-adorned cocktails: piña coladas, scorpion bowls, and something called “Navy Grog.” But the chef—a genuine Shanghai native—is the real deal. White-haired and slightly stooped, he’s always eager to greet his regular customers—in large part an older crowd that has followed this chef over the last 25 years, from his original restaurant in DC to the newer suburban… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
6.0
$20
It’s play time for adventurous eaters at this Eden outpost

How’s this for an Asian melting pot? This simple Falls Church roast-meat specialist has a row of Cantonese roast ducks hanging from their necks at the counter, in classic fashion, along with one of the area’s most extensive menus of authentic regional Chinese dishes. The thing is, the names of the dishes aren’t in Cantonese, but rather in Vietnamese. That’s because it’s in the Eden Center, northern Virginia’s Vietnamese mecca—on the older, otherwise less exciting side of the mall, Saigon… [More]