China Bistro
Terrific dumplings by the dozen.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Matt McMillian
Comments () | Published October 16, 2006
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China Bistro
Address: 755 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-294-0808
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Chinese
Opening Hours: Open daily 11 AM to 9:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Beef-and-celery dumplings; Mama's special dumplings; vegetable dumplings; shrimp-and-chive dumplings; cold noodles with peanut sauce; beef noodle soup; bubble teas, such as honeydew and lemon-kumquat.
Price Details: Dumplings, $5.95 to $7.50 per dozen.

From April 2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

This small North Rockville carryout is a fine standby for the usual Chinese-American fare, but the menu of "Mama's dumplings" is really special. Mama is co-owner Rita Lee, the soft-spoken woman behind the counter. When she's taken your order, she'll head back to the kitchen to make and steam or fry the dumplings. Excellent varieties include beef with celery and Chinese parsley; Mama's special, stuffed with pork, shrimp, chives, and Napa cabbage; vegetable; and shrimp with chive. They're $5.95 to $7.50 a dozen. You'll find a good selection of bubble teas too, from a soothing honeydew to a tangy lemon-kumquat ($2.63 to $4.15).
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