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China Garden, Twin Towers Mall in Rosslyn - Weekend Dim Sum with Large Banquet and Tour Bus Facilities Available - Moving to Rockville Pike in July

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Lydia R   
On ‎4‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 2:46 PM, Kibbee Nayee said:

I had lunch here today. They indicated that they are moving to Rockville Pike in July....but please don't hurry to get here before they leave!

They are taking over the large, failed location of American Tap Room in the center of Rockville Town Square:

"Modern Market Eyes Fallsgrove, New Tenant for American Tap Room, Goodbye Ten Thousand Villages" on storereporter.com

They'll be around the corner from Peter Chang, down the street from Sichuan Jin River, and within a mile of several other worthy contenders. Maryland Avenue is a small, two-lane street not really suited for tour buses.

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DonRocks   
On 4/20/2017 at 2:46 PM, Kibbee Nayee said:

I had lunch here today. They indicated that they are moving to Rockville Pike in July....but please don't hurry to get here before they leave!

It's so awesome not having an editor.

(... until the drunken 3:30 AM tweet comes.)

Did you know Bach wrote a fugue with the four-note motif spelling (in German) B-A-C-H?

 

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Circumstances gave me an extra half hour to kill prior to a meeting in the same building, so I decided to stop by one more time before it moves to Rockville in July. Basically, I wanted to see if it was still as bad as I experienced on my previous visit....but I came away surprised.

I had the Thursday special of Kung Pao Chicken, figuring it would be a gloppy mess of suburban Americanized Chinese. As part of the special, a smallish egg roll arrived soon after I placed the order. It was actually not bad -- nice and hot, with a good crunch and no greasiness. There was also a good meaty flavor to the stuffing. 

That was not the end of the surprises. The Kung Pao Chicken arrived soon after, and it was very good. The chunks of chicken were distinct cubes, the  peanuts were unusually and pleasantly crunchy, and the typical gloppy brown sauce was very spare and just enough to highlight -- not drown -- the dish. I would order this dish again, but I wouldn't run to Rockville for it.

I looked around at noon on a Thursday and there were 35-40 diners in the place, from Rosslyn suits to native Chinese. I'm now tempted to think that this will be a loss for Rosslyn when it moves to Rockville.

However, I'm also thinking that Rockville has some powerhouse Chinese places in the lineup, so why this place would want to go up against that kind of competition eludes me. However, after today, I am somewhat saddened by Rosslyn's loss.

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DonRocks   
2 hours ago, Kibbee Nayee said:

However, I'm also thinking that Rockville has some powerhouse Chinese places in the lineup, so why this place would want to up against that kind of competition eludes me. However, after today, I am somewhat saddened by Rosslyn's loss.

Chinese tour buses (?)

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