Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
Apr 1, 2013 11:28 AM

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao - Rockville?

So, I was chatting with my mom today and as usual, the subject veered to food (chinese, it's always chinese). Anyway, she mentioned that she and my father went to a new place in Rockville, near the chinese grocery store (Mei Xin, which I *think* is near the post office). She was all excited and said it was Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao from Shanghai, but the chef is from Taiwan. I got all excited because I love the Flushing, NY branch.

Anyway, they were very happy with their meal but my father was a bit disappointed in the dessert offerings. He had his heart set on that sweet tapioca soup, which they didn't have. Instead, he settled for some kind of sweet rice thing. Anyway, my mom was rolling her eyes at this and the conversation veered off to his sweet tooth. I couldn't get any more details about the meal.

Google doesn't reveal a location. Any hounds try it? If this is like the Flushing branch, it's going to have great soup dumplings and noodle soups. Some of the cold dishes are fine, but not stellar.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Maybe your folks are playing a joke on you...

    1 Reply
    1. re: Steve

      I don't think she really knows it's April Fool's Day. I'll call her tomorrow and see if I can get more details.

      Is there a new place down that street (it feeds into 355 and across 355 is where the Giant and Mama Wok are located?)

    2. The Mei Xin store is in the old Maxim's spot on 355, and a parking lot or two away from the post office.

      Could it be China Bistro or the new location of Bob's Noodles 66? I'm only guessing and throwing out ideas in case it helps you track the info down because I live in the neighborhood, not because I know.

      Please report back if you find out, though.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Terrie H.

        I heard the old Bob's Noodle location was being turned into a XLB joint. So maybe that's it?

      2. She mentioned Shanghai so what about Shanghai Taste?

        1 Reply
        1. re: GraydonCarter

          No, she definitely used the words, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao. Plus, I'm the OP on Shanghai Taste and ate there twice (or three times). She made a point of saying that we would go to NXXLB next time I was home for a visit.

        2. Hi, I passed by the old Bob's Noodle 66 location yesterday and the sign said "Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao" in Chinese. I was so excited because I love the one in Flushing too, but I haven't tried it yet. So no, your mom wasn't playing a joke on you, always trust mom!

          3 Replies
            1. re: Terrie H.

              Can someone confirm the address here? The old Bob's Noodle 66 was, I believe, at 305 N. Washington. Is that the right address for the new XLB place? (And does this mean that I can just walk through the back of the parking lot to SJR for a second meal? That'd be perfect!) Thanks.