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  1. Lady KN and I dined at Eleni's in Springfield this evening, but as we returned down Backlick Road, the signs announcing the Grand Opening of Alsaray -- or Al-Saray, (or السراي which means "the palace" in Arabic) -- drew my attention. It is the same spare lunch counter establishment (hardly a palace) as was Momo's, which it replaced, with the very Arabic addition of two tables out front for outdoor seating to accommodate a handful of people. We didn't eat there tonight, but I did a menu reconaissance, and there is a decidedly Egyptian flair to the offerings. First and foremost, "kush
  2. Kana Sushi is a new sushi restuarant out in front of the Springfield Plaza on Old Keene Mill Road. It is very small, with only four seats at the sushi counter and a few tables in the front, and 3-4 more down the hall towards the Old Keene Mill exit. [Perhaps the highlight of the meal was the conversation I overheard between the manager of Kana and a couple who, as I heard (they were loud) had just come over from Italy to open a new pizza restaurant in Springfield Town Center. They were heavily accented, so I'm guessing Springfield is soon to be getting a real pizza restaurant. Or m
  3. I was in Springfield Plaza to have lunch at Pho Hong Anh and pick up some Springfield Butcher provisions when I noticed the sign, already up, announcing MoMo Nepalese Food "Opening Soon".... A quick search indicates that this is not a chain, and that "momo" is a dumpling. I don't know of any other strictly Nepalese restaurants in our area, but I recall in the '80s a Himalayan restuarant in the Adams Morgan area that had some pretty decent stewed goat dishes. I'm looking forward to visiting a new country, in a figurative culinary sense, in Springfield.
  4. I'm not sure that this is the place being discussed in the thread. Pho Hong Anh is in Springfield Plaza, a few doors down from the credible Tommy Thai and the very respectable Springfield Butcher, and the menu is almost entirely pho.... Right now, it's dishing up the best pho in Springfield, and a small bowl for about 6-and-a-half-bucks is almost the value lunch deal in Springfield -- the banh mi at Le Bledo down Backlick Road at $2.75 gives it a run for the money. I settled on the combination pho (#12) with flank, tendon, tripe and basically any meat in the kitchen except meatballs. Meatbal
  5. As I was foraging through the newly-opened Momo's Nepalese Food in Springfield Plaza, I noticed across the parking lot a large banner declaring "Grand Opening" and many colored pennants flapping in the breeze at what is now called Golden Hong Kong.
  6. An interesting corner of Springfield is at the corner of Backlick and Commerce -- kitty corner from Mike's is Springfield Plaza, and in the back corner facing both Backlick and Commerce is the amazingly good Flame Kabob, only a few steps away from Veronica's bakery (the Latino equivalent of Le Bledo and Dalat, which in turn is the Vietnamese equivalent of Veronica's), and opening soon, Bento Box Sushi. Sushi options in this neck of the woods are slim, so this will be a welcomed addition. I'll keep an eye on the space and provide updates. By the way, across Commerce is Bangkok Noodle and Me
  7. Girlfriend and I stopped into Tommy Thai for the first time tonight. We had no expectations, and the place was mostly empty on a Saturday night. Nice decor, somewhat spartan but spare and uncluttered and clean. Too bad it was so empty, as that bodes ill in this market. But the food was gooood! Bright, fresh and vibrant flavors, and somewhat surprising. Appetizers were the Sriracha Shrimp and the Sundried Beef. To die for. Nice and spicy on the shrimp, crunchy but moist on the beef. Moving to the standards, we had Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles. All I can say is that they compared to some of the
  8. The Vietnamese people I know, like my barbers, always tell me to eat at Canton Cafe when I'm in that shopping plaza. They tell me that Vietnamese food between here (Springfield) and Seven Corners is slim pickings, and they think that Canton Cafe is the best Chinese in the area.
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