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Washington Post's top 40 dishes

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  1. The one I find difficult to swallow is the cumin lamb at Panda Gourmet. There are three other versions in the DC area much better, in Falls Church and Rockville, with an appropriate amount of haujiao sprinkled on top, and this version is lame in comparison. Better to have chosen a Shaanxi dish like the li piang (cold steamed noodles) as essential.

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    1. re: Steve

      That's the only one you find difficult, Steve? I think it's a pretty rotten list for the most part.

      1. re: DanielK

        I don't know so many others on the list.

        Here is my rundown of the ones I have tried:

        Wings at Bon Chon, I agree (though I could equally say ChiMc in Annandale)

        Yum Watercress at Ruan Thai, I agree

        Chahan at Izakaya Seki - it's good, but I much prefer a few other dishes here.

        Si Krong Muu at Little Serow - it's good, but I would not have listed it. Sweet ribs don't thrill me.

        1. re: Steve

          I think you're tacitly agreeing with my assessment, Steve. You and I both eat out a lot, and most of these dishes wouldn't have cracked our top 40.

    2. Has anyone tried the doissant?

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      1. re: chowser

        I have. Maybe I expected too much, but I was underwhelmed.

      2. Also - The author admits he's vegetarian. I have no problem eating vegetarian but this list seems unduly heavy on meatless dishes.

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        1. re: scotcheroo

          good point
          i noticed the numerous vege dishes, but missed the fact that the author was vegemetarian