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Posted by Anonymous on 03/15/2009
Good Chinese food: Yong Chow is my favorite of the Capitol Hill places. They are the only ones who do the tofu dishes correctly; every other Chinese restaurant on the Hill that I've tried gives you big squares of tofu with some breading on it. It is usually slimy and disgusting in the middle. Here, they cut the tofu into thin slices so that the end product is crispy, delicious, and not slimy at all. Also, unlike other places, the General Tso's sauce wasn't like a melted lollipop, but had some spice and heat to it. The Lo Mein was the same as every other Lo Mein I have ever had.
Posted by LOC staff on 11/19/2008
I eat here about twice a week. You can rate the place on their popularity alone the place fills up really fast. The last time I went there I had to wait for a table. There are only 2 regular waiters for the whole restaurant, so service can be slow sometimes. But the food is awesome. They have some of the best steamed vegetable dumplings that I've ever tasted.
Posted by YoungChowFan on 09/30/2008
I love this place. It's my favorite lunch spot in DC. I've eaten here about once or twice a week for almost 8 years. Can't get enough of this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2008
This is pretty standard take-out fare, but a cut above average and, unfortunately, about as good as it gets on Capitol Hill. The lamb with scallions had a lot of tenderizer in the meat chow foon and steamed dumplings were both not bad, while the cold sesame noodles were average.
Posted by Me on 11/01/2007
Ordered over the phone and the food was ready as soon as I walked in the door. (20min.) Not bad overall.
Posted by Satisfied customer on 10/29/2006
I order from this place about once a week, and have for the past two years. I have never actually eaten in the restaurant since they deliver, usually very promptly. The Kung Pao chicken is delicious and the hot and sour soup is nice and spicy. We almost always order the home style tofu (it's deep fried) and the mu shu is pretty good. Sometimes we vary from those staples, but why mess with what works? A word of warning: the beef dishes aren't so great. While this isn't the very best chinese out there, it's consistently good, plentiful, and cheap. Plus, no MSG, so you don't have to worry about that. And they're really nice people who deliver, so what's not to love?