Head to Peking Palace in Arlington and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Peking Palace is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Peking Palace — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Peking Palace cater for you.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Peking Palace, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Arlington's Hong Kong Restaurant. Dieters beware — Hong Kong Restaurant does not offer low-fat cuisine. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Hong Kong Restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Hong Kong Restaurant for their catering services.
Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the restaurant's N Olympic Ave business.
You won't break the bank at Hong Kong Restaurant, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
China City's far-reaching menu spans the delectable gamut of Mandarin, Szechuan, and Hunan cuisines, from piping-hot soups to sizzling platters. Sate seafood cravings with freshly cubed ahi tuna, which mingles with shrimp chips in wasabi mayo ($8.99), or flood belly canyons with cups of hot-and-sour soup ($2.99). Carnivores can sink incisors into the mongolian beef, a sliced flank steak with green and white onions, sautéed in a sweet-spicy sauce ($10.99), or lighty dusted and deep-fried shrimp coated with a creamy sweet mayo and bedecked with honey-sesame walnuts ($14.99). Herbivores can mash molars on mushu vegetables with sliced cabbage, bamboo shoots, and wood mushrooms, sautéed and slathered in a sweet-plum sauce, then hugged by a overly friendly pancake ($9.99).
Although Hunan Palace embraces the recipes of its namesake region, the chefs also draw inspiration from other culinary traditions throughout China to create their menu. This liberal adoption of inspiration can lead to dishes such as shrimp saut?ed in spicy Szechuan-style sauce appearing on diners' tables alongside mongolian beef with hot peppers and a bed of crispy noodles. As further proof of their dedication to traditional Chinese flavors, the chefs also glaze crispy whole fish with spicy, Hunan-style sauce and roast entire peking ducks, which can be shared by the table.
A handful of tables line the floor of Hunan Palace's carpeted dining room, providing each guest views out the restaurant's plate-glass windows. Small lamps cast a gentle glow throughout the space. Spirits become livelier on Friday and Saturday nights when guests can stop in for karaoke and enjoy a drink from the bar while waiting for a chance to belt their favorite power ballad or deliver their favorite William Jennings Bryan speech.
Tasters Wok encourages diners to sing during dinner. Well, maybe after it, and definitely not with their mouths full. Along with serving steaming plates of deep-fried oysters, Indian vindaloo, pad thai, and teriyaki chicken on an iron plate, the Pan-Asian restaurant houses a full bar equipped with karaoke sound system and library of songs that's updated monthly. After finishing a plate of sweet basil beef, diners can stop at the nearby bar to lubricate their vocal cords with a chilled beer or cocktail before heading to the stage to attempt mankind’s most daring feat: singing with the karaoke prompter turned off.
Sala Thai?s 15 signature dishes introduce tongues to Thai flavors they might not have experienced before. Tender prawns swim in pumpkin curry or?arrive at tables battered, deep fried, and coated in tamarind sauce, fried ginger, and basil.?Green mussels cook in the house's special sauce, and crispy duck rises above a pool of red curry sauce. The chefs craft meatless meals, too, from stir-fried eggplant blanketed in chili sauce to spinach and rice noodles coated in housemade peanut sauce. They also make khao soi, a curry noodle soup that's popular in Northern Thailand, a region that is as unfamiliar to Americans as a world without government-issued shower curtains covered with Richard Nixon's face.