A Tricky One- Real Chinese Food
Here is a hard question for those of you looking for a challenge! Does anyone know where to get REAL, and I don't just mean good, Chinese food in the DC area? While I know there are plenty of good Chinese restaurants, I am looking for one that serves AUTHENTIC Chinese cuisine, that I could actually order in China.
Thanks, and good luck!
I haven't been to China, so I am no expert on authenticity. From what I hear, it is hard to come by.
However, many well traveled Chowhounds seem to be at least somewhat sated by the excellent food at:
Grace Garden (Cantonese) in Odenton, MD
Peking Palace (Hunan) in Germantown, MD
Three Sichuan places:
Joe's Noodle House, Rockville,MD
China Star, Fairfax, VA
Hong Kong Palace, Falls Church, VA
Full Kee, DC location only
Jackey Cafe, DC
Mandarin Express (Yunnan) in Rockville, MD
The A&J Restaurant in Rockville is exactly the same as the A&J Restaurant I went to in Beijing. Not just the food, but even the way the waitresses dress. It is a chain, I believe started out of Taiwan.
In addition to their ususal fare, you might be interested to know that they serve a very authentic congee breakfast. I don't know of any other place nearby that does so.