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Paul

Paul

Paul: Bakery / Dessert So continuing with the French theme…French Press…French Cookies (Madeleines)..and now the Patisserie called Paul. I first heard about Paul from a good friend of mine.  She was adamant that the Paul in DC had THE BEST macaroons she ever tasted.  Later, I had heard similar ravings about Paul.  So, one day, … Continue reading

Valentino’s

Valentino’s

Valentino’s: Pizza As a native New Yorker, I always struggled with the term “NY style pizza.”  A thin crust with no regard for texture, ingredients, or the cheese-to-dough-to-sauce ratio does not qualify as a NY pizza.  Fuggedahboutit. It seems for the longest while, I was resigned to Papa John’s, Domino’s, and Lil’ Caesars (SIGH).  Not … Continue reading

A&J

A&J

A&J: Chinese A&J currently has two locations in the DMV Area: 1) Rockville, MD and 2) Annandale, VA.  I visit the VA one more so let’s talk about that one.  This Chinese café is located off of Little River Turnpike in a very non-descript parking lot / center.  It’s one of the very few non-Korean … Continue reading

Thanh Truc

Thanh Truc

Thanh Truc (#29 Eden Center): Vietnamese Thanh Truc is also identified as #29 in Eden Center (off 7 Corners).  Eden Center is modeled after the famous Vietnamese Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City and has even replicated the famous clock. So this review isn’t going to talk about Eden Center as a whole … Continue reading

Nak Won

Nak Won

Nak Won: Korean So, my husband and I had seen this place in Annandale for some time and were somewhat drawn to it since nothing on the outside was written in English and it held the promise of potentially authentic Korean food.  We kept forgetting this little nondescript place and finally decided to try it … Continue reading

Yen’s Cafe

Yen’s Cafe

Yen’s Cafe: Chinese So I heard about this place through social media / stalking and from first-hand conversations with Taiwanese folks.  With that said, I had some relatively high hopes for this potential gem hidden away from the Beltway.  Coming from a trip in Taiwan, I was hoping for a restaurant with close-to-authentic Taiwanese food … Continue reading

Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe

Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe

Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe: Mediterranean You’ll hear me say this often, but I’ve gotta stick to it: I really dig the hole-in-the-wall places.  The Mediterranean Bakery & Café is a little, unassuming place in the corner of the Trade Center Shopping Center (where the Home Depot is located off of Pickett).  Due to its location, … Continue reading

Temari

Temari

Temari: Japanese If you want a taste of ramen in the MD area, this is the place to go.  This small Japanese café is located off of Rockville Pike (355) off I-270.  In an area where Chinese food is the dominant Asian offering, Temari offers a nice sliver of Japan.  My spouse and I typically … Continue reading

Oegadgib

Oegadgib

Oegadgib: Korean Update:  I managed to get some better pictures from my last visit, so check out the new posts / pics below! Oegadgib is another delicious Korean buffet.  Unlike Il Mee, you don’t go up to get your meats.  There are regular menu items – which I’ve never tried – because when I go … Continue reading

Il Mee Buffet

Il Mee Buffet

Il Mee Buffet: Korean For those of you that know how to get down with a Korean Buffet, you know this establishment well.  It’s an all-you-can-eat-and-cook-all-sorts-of-meat-on-a-grill-plate-in-front-of-you place.  It offers meats like bulgogi, galibi, spicy chicken, pork belly (Korean bacon), squid, shrimp, etc.  It also offers all-you-can-eat sushi and miscellaneous buffet items.  There are also different … Continue reading