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#1 catharine

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

If anyone is interested for their regular menu $20 Tuesday type of place, I think it's worth trying several things off their menu, especially casseroles and some seafood items.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:46 AM

We may be intrested
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:21 AM

Depending on time and date, I'd be interested as well.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Does Wednesday nights work better for folks?
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

I'm interested...most Tuesdays and Wednesdays work for me.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

I'm in, depending on date. Tuesday is my good night.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

Someone throw in dates please? Like April 24-25, May 1, 9, 10, 15, or 18? Pick a number. :-)

(Obviously, I don't want to pick. )
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Fine. I can't organize, but I propose this coming Tuesday, April 24, 7:30pm.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

works for me.

Edited by goodeats, 19 April 2012 - 01:39 PM.
[Thanks, Tweaked! =-)]

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

Phooey. This place is so close to us, but that's the one Tuesday we can't make it. :(

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

I think I can make it next Tuesday. Already getting hungry.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Attending:

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#14 DanielK

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

We still on for Tuesday with just 6, or do you want to postpone? Or can we get a few last minute additions?

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

We still on for Tuesday with just 6, or do you want to postpone? Or can we get a few last minute additions?


Bump this tomorrow morning around 10. (Nothing wrong with dinner for six - wish we had 2-3 of them every night, all around town.)

Speaking of which, Nate Waugaman (our own chefn8) and I are talking about a dinner at Mealey's Table which would be perfect for our northern Montgomery County members.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

Well, it's 10:30. I am okay with postponing it until later in May--maybe when agm and nqd can make it? Post here! Thanks.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Postponing is ok with me if we want to try and get a bigger turnout.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

I'm fine with postponing too!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

I'm fine with sticking with this Tuesday, but I could also do May 8th or 15th. May 1 is iffy; 22nd is out.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

May 1 is possible for us if it's not too early; May 8, 15, 22 are OK.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Unless there's an abrupt about-face, you may want to officially call this off at this point since everyone has wavered. Can someone make sure that all attendees know, one way or the other?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

OK, take 2 - we're going with Tuesday May 8th at 7:30p. It looks like everyone who was going to go today is in, plus AGM/NQD?

The more the merrier - please consider joining us!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

Attending on Tues, 5/8:

agm +1
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

I'm in. I think my work is finally calming down.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

Cool!

Attending on Tues, 5/8:

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#26 DanielK

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:41 PM

BUMP.

Anyone else want to join us?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:34 AM

I can't make it, but look forward to the writeup. We've really enjoyed our dim sum expeditions and want to try the full menu for dinner in the future.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

Kliman's lead question on his chat today references Hong Kong Pearl:

Todd, Which restaurant do you think has the best dim sum in the metro area? Thanks!

Right now, I’d say it’s Hong Kong Pearl Seafood, in Falls Church.
It’s in the plaza at Seven Corners right across the street from the Eden Center.
There are little things that could be better — some of the rice-based wrappers sometimes cling to the bottoms of their steamers, and there are sometimes long lags between the carts — but what’s good is very good, and generally very fresh, too.
Be sure, if you go, to get an order of greens — any greens; they’re superb — and don’t miss the roasted, crisp-skinned pork, which you can see dangling in a heated, lighted case up front when you walk in. Fantastic.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

Crispy pig and greens sounds like a good dinner to me. See everyone tonight.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

If there is room for me+1 we would like to join in.

I'm just here for the chow.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

ALWAYS room for more. I'll probably be there early with littleman, since well, 7:30p is close to his bedtime. So see you all then!
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

I'm sorry but I have to beg out of this one. work just came up and I will have to stay late. I'm sorry as I really wanted to try this place.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:37 PM

It says I started this thread but this is the first time I saw this. Oops. I need to confirm with the hubby, but I think we can do this. Please add us to the list. I will let you know ASAP if we aren't going to make it. So glad I had a few minutes to check the board today.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:57 PM

So it looks like we're 12:

agm +1
DanielK +1
goodeats +1
TheMatt
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catharine +1

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:00 PM

Query: do we have a reservation, and if so, under what name?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

10 of us stuffed ourselves silly last night. Goodeats and +1 arrived and ate early because it was past someone's bed time...but she stuck around to establish our streetcred and assisted in ordering...thanks Goodeats!

I don't have a menu nor does it seem to be online, so going by memory and don't have the actual name of the dishes, so excuse my lame descriptions!...but here goes.

Crispy pork x2 (from the front meat case) - not too crispy nor flavorful, meat was on the dry side...but solid, not great.
Roast duck - I thought this was also solid but not great, the bird was a little skimpy on meat.
Asian greens with garlic x2 - Can someone else chime in on exactly what greens they were? Not going to wow you but a good vegetable addition to the meal.
Triple Delight(?) - Battered and fried shrimp, scallops, and squid. The salt & pepper batter and whatever spicy ground stuff sprinkled on top was really good. Seafood was decent...again a solid dish but not great.
Whole crispy chicken with garlic - A whole butterflied chicken (with head)...really crispy, very tender chicken...star dish of the night. Definitely would order again.
Lamb and tofu hotpot - meat, bones, cartilage, in a thick rich gravy/sauce with tofu skins, shitake mushrooms, and some greens. Also very good, but I love lamb and tofu. I would order again.
Crispy fish x2- a large cross section slab of bass(?) topped with scallions with a soy based dipping sauce. I thought this was also excellent..and would order again.
A noodle dish (not sure on the name) - I thought it was kind of gloppy and I was full at this point so I just had a small bite. Meh.
Crispy noodles with beef and broccoli - I was stuffed at this point so just nibbled on some of the noodles. Seemed to be good (but I'm not a big beef and broccoli person).
Plate of cookies for dessert - the little round coin shaped ones were good, the sesame ball ones not so good.

I feel like I am missing a dish or two(?)

For me we had three excellent dishes (Crispy whole chicken, lamb/tofu hotpot, crispy bass) the rest was solid to good without wowing. Certainly better than anything I'm going to get in DC! Like many of these Chinese restaurants with massive menus, I feel like it is a place where people are going to find gems, decent stuff, and mediocre stuff. I would definitely go back for chicken, lamb/tofu, crispy bass, and greens and walk out a happy Tweaked.

Dinner with tax and tip $24 + $3 per beer.

Yet another orgy of DR fun!
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

Seriously - only $24?! Wow.

Greens were snow pea shoots.

Note that if you are going to order the crispy chicken - I believe the staff said you have to order early and wait at least 20mins.

Did you guys order the e-fu noodles?

Little man conked out as soon as we got home but he ate two helpings of the scallops & golden mushroom e-fu noodles that we ordered (this probably belongs in the main thread), with some to take for today's lunch. Wish we got to stay - he loved seeing everyone!
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

We had two noodle dishes: crispy fried noodles with beef and chinese broccoli, and the e-fu noodles with chive flowers.

I think Tweaked got it pretty spot-on. The chicken was by far the best dish of the night, and in the copious Chinese places I have in Rockville, I haven't seen anything quite like this.

The other dishes, both the good and the fair ones, I think I have better versions of here in MD. The crispy pig, for instance, is spectacular at New Fortune. But the company was certainly worth the trip across the river, and I'd be quite pleased if this was my neighborhood joint.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

I liked the duck. I got a meaty piece, very succulent.

I'm just here for the chow.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

I just reread tweaked's post and just one itty-bitty correction - it's a lamb and tofu casserole but not a clay pot type of casserole.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

I just reread tweaked's post and just one itty-bitty correction - it's a lamb and tofu casserole but not a clay pot type of casserole.

Hey, it came in a pot and it was served hot and bubbling :P
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

I just posted on the main thread. My favorites were the crispy chicken and the triple seafood delight. I was impressed with how tender the seafood was and I really like the flavor. We will definitely be back.

We had such a great time with everyone. Thanks for a nice night!





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