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My review of Panda Wok generated some good discussion about Chinese food in our area. Eatin’ in Wheaton just reviewed Full Key restaurant on University. My buddy over at Rockville Spoons reviewed Sushi House. Needless to say, I’ve had Asian food on the mind.

I was interested to see that over at D.C. Eater, they are having Chinese Food Week. The link can be found here.

I enjoyed the interview with Erik Bruner-Yang from Toki Underground, a Taiwanese ramen shop on H Street. The link to the interview is here.

It was a very interesting article. They asked him about how the Chinese food scene has changed over the last few years. He also mentioned quite a few restaurants to try, including some in Rockville.

In Chinatown, he recommends:

Ming’s Restaurant

617 H St
Washington, DC 20001

“They are Taiwanese too. They have a lot of our traditional fried pork cutlet dishes over rice or noodles. It’s called pai gu fan, and those are awesome.”

Chinatown Express

746 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

“Chinatown Express was really, really awesome when I was in high school. The old Chinese guy was still making noodles in the window. When I want something that makes me feel like I’m at a real noodle shop in a little alley, that’s the one you go to. Their off-menu stuff is awesome.”

The Source

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

“Scott Drewno from The Source has been coming over to Toki a little bit more now. He’s an honorary Asian — a white guy who’s Chinese. The Source is awesome, too. That guy makes killer Chinese food.”

He also mentioned a couple of places in Rockville.

A & J Restaurant

1319 Rockville Pike
Ste C
Rockville, MD 20852

“I love A&J’s. They’ve got the best dan dan mien. The most traditional dan dan mien. We do one at the restaurant, too, but it’s definitely our take on it. Their dan dan mien is awesome. And that shit will put you out for like two days. It’s so heavy and amazing.”

Bubble Tea Express

765 E Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

“There’s a place in Rockville called Bubble Tea Express and they do a beef noodle soup that’s really good. All his restaurant workers came to Toki [a couple weeks ago]. I was about to leave and I decided to hang out because I’ve never had 15 people that couldn’t speak English here just hanging out all night drinking beer.”

I found this to be an interesting article. I am going to have to try out some of these places.


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