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Chinese Take-out Restaurants Near Rt. 50

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rjames1973 Oct 10, 2006 08:21 PM

Hi,

I moved to Arlington, VA, a few weeks ago, just off of Rt. 50. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Chinese restaurant in the area where you can order take-out or have food delivered to your home. I am looking specifically for restaurants near Seven Corners or the Eden Center. Thanks!

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    flavrmeistr RE: rjames1973 Oct 11, 2006 01:16 PM

    Mark's Duck House in the Williston Shopping Center at Pat Henry and 50. Peking Gourmet at Culmore (Rt. 7 and Carlyn Springs Rd.). Full Kee at Columbia Pike and Rt. 7. You're within a two-mile radius of some of the greatest variety of Asian cooking on the east coast.

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      rjames1973 RE: flavrmeistr Oct 11, 2006 07:27 PM

      Thanks for all of the recommendations! I will definitely check them out.

    2. Bob W RE: rjames1973 Oct 11, 2006 03:45 PM

      There's also Hong Kong Palace in the little strip above Seven Corners Center. Someone recently said he thought there might have been some personnel changes. I'm going over there today to grab some beef chow foon so I'll see what's going on.

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        rjames1973 RE: Bob W Oct 11, 2006 07:28 PM

        Sounds good! I'll have to check it out myself one of these days.

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          Lowbar RE: Bob W Oct 11, 2006 09:42 PM

          The casseroles at HKP are really quite good, but not sure if you can get them for take-out.

        2. Bob W RE: rjames1973 Oct 11, 2006 08:44 PM

          The beef chow foon was very good again -- definitely a place to check out.

          Pan-fried dumplings were mediocre, however. I'd say do some exploring in the more adventurous parts of the menu. I saw a whole page of noodle dishes, unusual vegetable dishes, etc., that are not on the standard take-out menu (a recurring theme around here, sadly).

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            naruda RE: rjames1973 Oct 11, 2006 11:56 PM

            There is Moon KI (sp ?) at the intersection of 50 and Annandale Rd. next to IHOP.

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              chowser RE: naruda Oct 12, 2006 12:55 AM

              If you're going that far out, I'd recommend Mui Kee first.

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                MikeR RE: chowser Oct 13, 2006 01:41 PM

                I think you're talking about the same restaurant. Miu Kee is in the same lot as IHOP. A couple of doors down from the Frozen Dairy Bar, which is closed for the winter while they move a few doors down and prepare to start serving Pizza. ;(

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                  chowser RE: MikeR Oct 13, 2006 05:06 PM

                  Oh, you're right. I thought they meant the other side of 50 for some reason w/ the Moon name. I think it's called Harvest Moon or something like that. Terrible food. And, there's another restaurant down the street a little next to a grocery store (same side as Mui Kee) that's might be seafood but it's not great either.

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              TerriS RE: rjames1973 Oct 12, 2006 08:04 PM

              We are devoted fans of Hong Kong Palace and have had no problem ordering anything on their regular menu for takeout, including the excellent oyster casserole. Their whole menu is online at http://hongkongpalacerestaurant.com/

              We also like getting takeout from Peking Gourmet on Rt. 7 near Bailey's Crossroads, but Hong Kong Palace is the favorite.

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                rjames1973 RE: TerriS Oct 13, 2006 01:14 PM

                Thanks for the recommendation. I will check out Hong Kong Palace this weekend and report back. I may check out Peking Gourmet sometime soon, too. Thanks!

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                bacchante RE: rjames1973 Oct 13, 2006 06:47 PM

                Seems like pretty much any Chinese restaurant will make whatever you want for takeout. Just keep in mind that some things travel better than others.

                We like the oyster casserole at Hong Kong Palace, too. The oysers can be as big as VW bugs. Also had a nice duck soup there not too long ago. Stuffed with duck.

                At Peking Gourmet Inn, stick with the peking duck and other things that are unique, such as the leek-filled dumplings and dishes with spring onions. Peking gourmet beef can be pretty good. Nicely juicy fried hunks of beef coated in garlic and hot pepper.

                Miu Kee used to be pretty decent, although we haven't been in a long while.

                Fortune in 7 corners lower level near Home Depot has gotten pretty mediocre, except that they have really good grilled live shrimp (at least they were alive when they went on the grill).

                Nobody has mentioned Lucky 3 or Full Kee on rte 7 not too far away. The former has a seafood focus. I like the snails in black been sauce.

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