Cheap Eats 2010: Full Key
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 14, 2010
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Full Key - Wheaton
Address: 2227 University Boulevard W., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20902
Phone: 301-933-8388
Neighborhood: Wheaton
Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Cantonese-style duck; roast pork; soy-sauce chicken; clams with black bean sauce; stirfried snowpea leaves; Lotus Root Delight; soy sauce noodles; shredded pork with pan-fried noodles; pepper-salted pork chops; congee with beef, squid, and peanut; black-
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: In the international-food emporium that is downtown Wheaton, this strip-mall storefront best represents Hong Kong’s sweet and spicy flavors. The welcoming family makes the place feel as homey as the generously portioned dishes.

What to get: Ground-shrimp-and-pork dumplings floating in a clear broth; garlicky stewed eggplant; a hot pot of black-pepper-doused strips of beef; shrimp and rice in an egg sauce; sweet Cantonese-style duck awash in soy.

Best for: Big groups who want to go beyond Westernized Chinese cooking.

Insider tip: The restaurant doesn’t have a liquor license, and you can’t bring your own. Get there early for the daily roasted chicken, duck, and pork—they often run out.

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