Cheap Eats 2012: Huong Viet
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Huong Viet
Address: 6785 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-538-7110
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 10 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Shrimp and pork spring rolls; “underdone” shaved beef; lotus root salad with shrimp and pork; roasted quail; tamarind-and-shrimp soup; banh xeo; vermicelli with grilled shrimp, beef, or pork; caramel shrimp; butter-fried frog's legs; grilled beef with lem
Price Details: Appetizers $3.95 to $15.95, entrées $7.95 to $23.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Cheap Eats 2012

This low-frills dining room—one of the most visible storefronts in the Eden Center—offers cooking several cuts above what you’ll find at many of the eateries in the lively Vietnamese dining and shopping mall.

Chia gio, or shrimp-and-pork spring rolls, are hand-wrapped and extra-crispy, while lotus-root salad with pork and shrimp has a pleasing earthiness and crunch. A dose of black pepper counters the sweetness of caramel pork, and roasted quail is elevated to star status with a lime-salt-pepper dip you may want to put on everything. Before you order, make sure you have cash—the place doesn’t take credit cards.

Also good: Fresh garden rolls; caramelized pork chops; shaky beef; caramel shrimp; grilled beef with lemongrass.

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