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Good Chinese takeout in Germantown/Gaithersburg?

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lalajane Jan 28, 2011 07:59 AM

I am looking for a good place for Chinese takeout in the G/G area. I have never tried to order from anywhere up here. Nothing fancy, especially since my husband basically only likes beef with broccoli, maybe some beef fried rice. And i will confess that one of my favorite foods is beef lo mein. So i would like a place that has good "basics" for the occasional takeout. And any other recommendations for other foods would be great also. Thanks!

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    mscoffee1 Jan 28, 2011 09:45 AM

    I have only eaten here once about a year ago (I have friends in Gaithersburg area) and it was good, but I am probably more adventurous (for a lack of better word) than you may be. It was crowded several times when I went by as well. I know it says Rockville but close?

    http://michaelsnoodles.com/
    10038 Darnestown Rd. Rockville, MD 20850

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      small fry Jan 28, 2011 12:02 PM

      Mr. K's Chinese Cafe next to the Lancaster County Dutch Market is reliable. I tend to stick with their Thai options but my husband is always happy with the Chinese choices. I always have to get the papaya salad. It's delicious. I've heard good things about Peking Palace in the Lotte shopping center but we haven't been yet.

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      Peking Palace
      12937 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

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        crowsonguy Jan 29, 2011 09:11 AM

        Peking Palace in Germantown has some really good food on their authentic chinese menu, which often means that the Chinese American food will be good too.

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        Peking Palace
        12937 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

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          GraydonCarter Feb 25, 2011 08:55 AM

          Today for lunch we went to Mr K's Oriental Cafe. I had the Thai Panang Curry which was wonderful, and my buddy had the Mongolian beef, which was certainly a lunch-size portion. Altogether great service and food.

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          Mr K's Oriental Cafe
          12611 Wisteria Dr Ste I, Germantown, MD 20874

        2. DanielK Jan 28, 2011 05:27 PM

          In Germantown, Old Shanghai in Milestone makes reliably decent American Chinese food.

          In Gaithersburg, try Peking Cheers on 124 @ Firstfield.

          If you can tell us more specifically where you're looking, might be able to provide some closer recs.

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          Old Shanghai Cafe
          21040 Frederick Rd Ste A, Germantown, MD 20876

          Peking Cheers Restaurant
          519 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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            GraydonCarter Feb 2, 2011 06:29 PM

            Went to Peking Cheers today for lunch and enjoyed the $7 buffet. It was nice that they had a few dim sum ready and the spring rolls were fresh and crispy. They also served Chinese yellow curry which you don't see every day.

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            Peking Cheers Restaurant
            519 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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            lalajane Jan 29, 2011 09:24 AM

            the Micheal's noodles is a little far, unless I am in that area. I know that there is a Mama Wok down in that vicinity. Haven't been to that one, but I had liked the one in Reston in years past.

            American Chinese is a perfect description. I had been thinking in my head Chinese version of Tex Mex. Beef with broccoli is as adventurous as my husband gets. And i definitely consider the old standards to be comfort food.

            The other recommendations are in good areas for me.

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            Mama Wok Restaurant
            9900 Key West Ave Ste C, Rockville, MD 20850

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              pgreen Feb 26, 2011 11:06 AM

              I may get skewered for this, but I have always liked Happy Uncle, although I haven't been there in a while, I found the food reliably good. It is on Great Seneca Highway near the mamoth Shoppers. Their various won ton soups are very good. Another one I like is Tai Shan in Montgomery Village Center. Their Hot and Sour Soup is particularly good.

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              Happy Uncle Restaurant
              18022 Mateny Rd, Germantown, MD 20874

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                GraydonCarter Feb 28, 2011 10:27 AM

                Funny, I just drove past Happy Uncle and again I ate at Rainbow Sushi which makes just the best spicy crunchy maki rolls.

                I laughed at the name. Happy Uncle refers to a Chinese children's song "Very Happy Uncle Kuerban." Kurban Tulum holds the distinction of being the only person to share a monument with Chairman Mao Zedong, a statue depicting their meeting in 1958. The story behind this statue is that Kurban Tulum, an electrician, crossed a desert on donkey to bring raisins to the victorious People's Liberation Army and he met Chairman Mao.

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                Happy Uncle Restaurant
                18022 Mateny Rd, Germantown, MD 20874

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                  pgreen Mar 1, 2011 01:57 AM

                  I had no idea there was a (potentially ironic) historical and cultural reference.

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                    GraydonCarter Mar 1, 2011 10:38 AM

                    I'm sure the name is a tip of the hat to the familiar song, and not a tribute to Mao.

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