Cheap Eats 2012: China Bistro
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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.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

When you arrive for lunch or dinner at this recently remodeled hole in the wall, head toward the bathroom and peek into the kitchen, where Mama—the sign out front translates as Mama’s Dumplings—presides over a brisk, factory-like operation devoted to the art of bundled dough. The refrigerated case abounds in tasty, cold small plates, and a bowl of noodles with sesame oil, garlic sauce, bean sprouts, and chili oil is sublime, but you’re here for the dumplings—lightly bound and delicately filled with such combinations as shrimp and chive or beef and celery, and utterly irresistible.

Also good: Pork-and-string-bean dumplings; pork-and-napa-cabbage dumplings; mango bubble tea.

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