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Monday, September 15, 2008

Eat at Joe's

By Jim

We haven't posted about Joe's Noodle House lately because we're in Alexandria, and it's in Rockville, about 30 miles away, which means we burn at least 2 gallons of gas going there. [You know, considering how much we used to go there, I'm surprised we only posted about it once.] Saturday night, to have dinner with our friends Jason and Abby, was an exception, and we got to have some old and new favorites. And I had a full diner's card there, so we got $20 off dinner.

Appetizers were pressed bean curd with spicy sauce, tender bamboo shoots in sesame oil dressing, and baby wontons with red hot sauce.

This dish has become a favorite of ours, Tibetan Lamb, cubes of lamb wok-fried with red bell peppers, dried hot peppers, szechuan peppers, green onions, and cilantro on top. It's relatively new on the menu. And it's fantastic. Just avoid the dried peppers if you're not a chile-head.

The other dishes were Kung Pao Chicken Home Style (like they make in Szechuan, in other words incindiary), fish filet and soft tofu in Szechuan sauce (Like the old H20, but without veg and adding soft tofu), and another new one, Shanghai cabbage with garlic. This was a perfect, soothing counterpoint to our hot and spicy dining.

Needless to say, we had a lot of leftovers. And Jason and Abby let us take them home. We'll be having those for dinner tomorrow night. And if you live in the Washington, DC area, like authentic Chinese food, or are a chile-head and want something to blow your head off (get the triple pepper dry beef sautee) get up to Rockville. This is seriously good stuff. Just make sure you get some veg with your dinner to cool off with.

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Blogger Jill said...

Wow, that sounds fabulous. We'll definitely have to check out that restaurant!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Deborah Dowd said...

My son used to live in Rockville, I'll have to see if he has been there!

8:23 PM  
Blogger 猫子 said...

Jim, noticed there are some shady parts in your pictures. Could it be you accidentally covered your flashlight with your fingers?

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a finger, but the lens itself. I was using an ultra-wide-angle lens (Sigma 10-20mm) and the front of the lens blocks the built-in flash on my Minolta, causing a shadow.

7:45 AM  

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