Full Kee, D.C.
No dim sum at Full Kee, although they do a mean pan-
fried dumpling. Soups are a strong point; I prefer
the Hong Kong style shrimp wonton soup (a shrimp
dumpling without added mushroom, I think), but there
are many other specialities too delicious to
For my money, they do the definitive clams with black
bean sauce, their vegetables, especially the snow pea
leaves (now going out of season), are delectable, the
shredded pork and bean curd with black bean sauce is
outstanding, and the hot pots are very tasty--my
favorite is the fried oysters with ginger and scallion.
But the best is the soft-shelled crabs...they only
serve them fresh and they do them tempura style...the
best soft-shells I have ever eaten.
Don't tell too many people about Full Kee; I want to
be able to get in.
re: Jim Zurer
Jim, thank you so much but I've already returned and
as it was, I was the very unlucky recipient of the
most violent flu I've had in recent memory. There was
NO WAY I was able to eat anything at all. The best I
could muster was being propped up in a chair, bottle
of Emetrol in hand at a Bar Mitzvah reception. Not a
pretty sight. I will keep this information, though,
since we are there a few times yearly. Thanks again.
I feel like Full Kee does not do dim sum, but I could
be wrong. I heartily recommend going there for a big
lunchtime bowl of soup with shrimp dumplings and
noodles (order from the card in the middle of the
table). For dim sum, my family loves oriental East,
near the Giant supermarket in Silver Spring, on (or
right next to) East-West Hwy. It's VERY crowded, so go
early. definitely worth it. I love the clams in black
bean sauce with hot peppers and the pork buns and
pretty much everything else.
Indian retaurants near bethesda
A nice one in bethesda is Bombay Dining- Their Chicken Tikka Masala is very tasty and not spicy at all- a great way to introduce indian-neophytes to the cuisine.
I really like it as a take-out treat. Our "vegetarian" friends love when we order it, becuase they dip their bread in the sauce.
Also good is Bombay Bistro in rockville. These dishes are a little more on the spicy/complex side.
I think you'll be satisfied with either of these choices.
Oriental East (1290 East-West Hwy. in Silver Spring) is easily my hands-down favorite for lunch in the DC area. It's dim sum is every bit as good as that served in the superlative Ton Kiang in the Richmond district of San Francisco. The best shrimp (in a plethora of styles) I have ever eaten! Best to be there at 11:00 when they open. It fills up quickly, and with all this great food, who wants to leave?!