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!
What part of China? It's probably nearl as hard to find "real" Cantonese food in Chengou as it is in the DC metropolitan area.
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.
My wife lived in Taiwan for two years. The only place she'll go to in this area is Bob's Noodle 66, which she says is the real deal.