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  1. I've had good experiences getting carry-out with Enat a few times over the last few months. I always get the vegetarian combination and get food enough for two meals. Here's a pic of what I get: I think there were two little containers of shiro in this. I don't mind that though as I like shiro. Everything else was unique. I also had a good experience with Sora Market as well, but I tend to stick with Enat.
  2. Huh. You are right. I guess I just think of that area as Vienna...incorrectly. Not sure how to change the title...
  3. I didn’t see a topic here on it, so I thought I’d make one. Namely, I’ve visited Bing & Bao (https://www.bingandbao.com) a couple times and so far, I like what I’ve had. It’s a small joint specializing in, as the name says, jianbing and baozi. Each time I’ve gone, I’ve gotten pretty traditional jianbing (second time, a two-egg one because...egg good) and I’ve been satisfied each time. one can definitely fill you up! I also tried the veggie bao and thought it was good, but the main attraction for me is the jianbing. From what I can tell they use the mung bean and millet batter tha
  4. I pretty much get the same thing when I've gone to B&E: turkey and eggs. Not turkey sausage, mind you, but turkey. As in deli sandwich slices of turkey griddled on the griddle.
  5. I forgot to make a post about this last weekend. Odd considering it was one of the first dining out I'd done in a while. To wit, I was in Annandale thinking of getting a crazy Korean corn dog at Siroo Juk Story when I saw a new restaurant in the old Blue Sand Seafood spot: The Stone Tofu House (website, Instagram). The are nominally a soondubu jjigae (spicy soft tofu stew) joint with the added bonus that they apparently make their own tofu everyday. That would put them one up on Annandale stalwart Lighthouse Tofu (which I'm pretty sure does not). Now it being a zillion degrees, I did
  6. I think for the moment it’s due to the fact that there is so little passenger traffic that it’s not cost effective to use air shipping. But, yes, shipping chocolate in summer is wary at any time!
  7. I was going to suggest online through omgjapan which has things like this variety box, but it looks like Japan Post isn't shipping to the US at the moment (at least by air).
  8. The two places that first come to mind are Hana Market in DC and Maruichi Grocery in Rockville. The are the two Japanese markets I can think of. The other place is that candy store in Tysons Corner Center...Lollipops? Something like that. They have weird candy from all over, but not sure if anything in the mall is open.
  9. I'm a fan of "fast casual" salads, so much of my feelings are based on those places. I agree with Cava. You get their Splendid Greens (or whatever it's called) with roasted veggies and you have a good meal. And yeah, SweetGreen is good, but prices go up fast! I have always like Chopt as well. I like their Mexicali Vegan for its flavor. And, actually, one of my favorite salads is back at Panera Bread: their strawberry poppyseed salad. Now that I can buy that dressing in store, I often use it to make my own salads. Beyond that, I think there's a True Food Kitchen in Bethesda, and I've
  10. I do like cheeses and I've been eating on a wheel of Cougar Gold for a while, so a change would be nice.
  11. FYI, Clarity has gone full take out like many places. If you visit their website, you'll see the menu for the current day. The focaccia pizza sounds nice to me, though I think his thought that a quarter sheetpan serves 3-4 is a bit optimistic. I'm hoping I might be able to go by later this week.
  12. Yeah, Miso is a fun, good little place. I like to get the cold soba noodles combo with...well, whichever katsu I feel like.
  13. Dekopon season again! HMart was even pushing the Jeju Hallabong (Korean name for the fruit) tea. I tried it but it was like hot orange water compared to the my favored honey citron tea (yuja cha). Another place to look for them is Safeway. I think Whole Foods (as usual) is the most expensive, but Safeway seemed to be a better price.
  14. @Ericandblueboy Since that is President's Day Weekend, I believe I can make it. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to (I wake up at 4:30 am for work, so I go to bed early), but since I have Monday off, I think I can do it!
  15. I still remember those heady days in years back where I got a Groupon to Arrowine. I bought all the cheese because with that coupon it was Arrowine cheeses at Harris Teeter pricing. I haven't been back since the renovation, looks like I might go by tomorrow. ETA: Looking at the photo and staring at the prices I can make out, one of my favorite cheeses is actually at a fair price point. About what I've paid anywhere else I've found it, and cheaper than some. Not saying which because I don't want it gone before tomorrow.
  16. My favorite comes from the Mediterranean Bakery on Pickett in Alexandria. Fairly certain it's made there and it just has...flavor compared to store-bought varieties.
  17. Wanted to make a post for Taiwan Cafe (Yelp) in Manassas as I went there for lunch today with my parents and didn't see one here on the site. While they have an American Chinese menu, we wisely avoided that and stuck to the Taiwanese menu. And it was good! We had the Taiwanese fried chicken, the amusingly named "Flash Tomato w. Scrambled Eggs", and the cabbage with garlic. The chicken was a fine example of Taiwanese fried chicken with the weird breading, fried basil, and moist dark meat. The tomato and eggs were the quite good. Not sure what the sauce was, but yum! And the cabbage with ga
  18. Thought I'd revive the Nha Trang page by saying this is one of my usual spots to hit at Eden Center along with Huong Viet, Banh Cuon Thang Long, and, well, Thanh Son Tofu. The nem nuong rolls are still spot on, they have probably the best chao ca (fish porridge) that I've had at Eden Center, and I really like their banh canh cha ca (fish filet and fish cake with noodles; I think this is a "classic" dish from Nha Trang). And fair warning, it gets pretty crowded on the weekends!
  19. I think the new stall is called Bold Dumpling, but I can't seem to find any social media/website/etc for it.
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