Young Chow vs Hunan Dynasty
Thanks for the comments.
Glad to know about the new Pho place- I was not aware of it.
I went ahead and tried Hunan for kicks. Got vegetable dumplings (can get better at trader joe's), chicken with snow peas, vegetables in hot garlic sauce (which was neither hot nor garlicky, but sweet and vinegary-ew), and hot and sour soup (also, neither hot nor sour).
The only thing I would get again is the chicken with snow peas.
I'll have to give Young Chow a try, just for comparison... but guess it'll be thai and pho from here on out.
Welcome to the 'hood, but I'm afraid you'll find both are really mediocre--there is nothing decent on the Hill worthy of even a slumming chowhound, I'm afraid. For Asian on the Hill it is better to stick to Vietnamese (there are two okay places, one on Pennsylvania and 7th St., SE, one on Barracks Row) or Sticky Rice on H St (and a new sushi place recently opened on H as well). Head out to Rockville or Seven Corners for great Chinese!