HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao - Rockville?

beetlebug Apr 1, 2013 11:28 AM

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)
Delete
  1. s
    Steve RE: beetlebug Apr 1, 2013 01:33 PM

    Maybe your folks are playing a joke on you...

    1 Reply
    1. re: Steve
      beetlebug RE: Steve Apr 1, 2013 01:44 PM

      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. Terrie H. RE: beetlebug Apr 1, 2013 04:10 PM

      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.
        g
        Guy Incognito RE: Terrie H. Apr 2, 2013 09:39 AM

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

        1. re: Guy Incognito
          Terrie H. RE: Guy Incognito Apr 2, 2013 09:43 AM

          I'll do a drive-by tomorrow.

      2. GraydonCarter RE: beetlebug Apr 1, 2013 07:36 PM

        She mentioned Shanghai so what about Shanghai Taste?

        1 Reply
        1. re: GraydonCarter
          beetlebug RE: GraydonCarter Apr 2, 2013 07:51 AM

          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. a
          Ang2148 RE: beetlebug Apr 2, 2013 10:46 AM

          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: Ang2148
            Terrie H. RE: Ang2148 Apr 2, 2013 10:49 AM

            Aha! we have a winner!

            1. re: Terrie H.
              j
              jdspector RE: Terrie H. Apr 12, 2013 11:41 AM

              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.

              1. re: jdspector
                s
                Steve RE: jdspector Apr 12, 2013 01:41 PM

                Read this thread:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/896996

          Show Hidden Posts