This place has opened up in the place formerly occupied by Chef Chen's. The space is much bigger than Tempt Asian but still kind of drab despite a remodel.
We have been there a couple of times. They have a "Chinese menu" that is translated and easily available along with the usual Sino-American fare.
We have had the spicy fish pot that was Excellent. Also loved the Nanjing salty duck, bamboo cumin fish (although the cumin could have been more pronounced and beef in dry pot.
The spicy dishes are hot but not unbearable so.
Talked to the owner's son one evening before he went back to school. He said they have high hopes for this location and might even consider moving the whole operation here.
Asked couple of different people but didn't get an answer to why they didn't just name it Tempt Asian II.
My little corner of Alexandria desperately needed a good Chinese joint. I am excited.
Looking forward to reviews better written than this one.