Dim Sum at Hong Kong Pearl Seafood Restaurant

Over Memorial Day weekend, I received my copy of the Washingtonian Magazine and the featured article was “100 Cheap Eats”. Flipping straight to the Asian cuisine section, my eye was immediately drawn to the little blurb about Hong Kong Pearl. I remember seeing this place mentioned several times in my twitter feed, and with it down the street at Seven Corners, I couldn’t think of a better Sunday lunch than dim sum! Heading there around noon was probably not the smartest decision, since that tends to be peak dim sum…

Beef and Broccoli at Home

When I think of Chinese food, there are a few staple items that I always order for takeout or delivery. But it never occurred to me to try and make it at home, until now. My husband and I were thinking of dinner plans and he suggested beef and broccoli, from our own kitchen! I thought that was a genius idea and it seems so simple and easy to make Chinese Beef and Broccoli at home! Serving Size: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon…

Sichuan Style Hot Pot at Mala Tang

About a week ago, my twitter feed was going crazy with all tweets from my fellow bloggers and foodies about this place, Mala Tang. My husband had also mentioned to me a while ago about this new hot pot style place that he thought I would like. I love eating hot pot style; one of my favorite Cambodian dishes is cooked in a hot pot. So of course, it’s been on the back of my mind to finally try. So what is the deal with this Sichuan place in Arlington?…

Dungeness Crabs at Full Kee Restaurant

I feel like I’ve been on a crab eating marathon lately, not that I’m complaining one bit! I love crabs and couldn’t imagine a better way to welcome the warmer temperatures. So while we were out and about running errands, we stopped into Full Kee for lunch. I’ve been there countless times before, their food is always solid and consistent. But this time, I noticed a small flyer as we entered the restaurant about the dungeness crab special. Having experienced such a succulent and meaty crab in San Francisco, I…

The Best Peking Duck in Town!

Peking Gourmet Inn in Falls Church has to be hands down my favorite place for peking duck. And for the price, it’s a great meal for 2! Whenever my husband and I try to find a casual place to go eat, we always apply the “duck rule”. If we decide to go to a mediocre place and it will end up costing more than a duck, then to us, it’s not worth it and we might as well have duck instead. So on our way home from work last night,…