A few weeks back, my girlfriend and I wanted to eat something good and not the same old thing. We did a little research, and decided on Oriental Gourmet in Arlington, VA.
The menu was fairly standard, but it also had some interesting things on it. We ordered the steamed dumplings, shrimp in lettuce wraps, wonton soup, crispy shredded beef, and Chinese pickled mustard cabbage with intestines.
We ordered over the phone and they arrived extremely fast. The steamed dumplings were filled with pork and were delicious. We also really liked the shrimp in lettuce wraps. The lettuce is sent on the side and you fill it up with the shrimp to your liking. The wonton soup was good, although it would be hard to mess up something so simple. The crispy shredded beef was alright but it was too sweet. The cabbage with intestines was good, but not as good as when I ordered it at Paul Kee in Wheaton.
Overall, some interesting stuff on the menu and the meal was pretty good. The service was fast and the prices were good. I’d order from them again, although I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so. I’d like to try their dim sum one of these days.