Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Thanh Son Tofu
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Thanh Son Tofu
Address: 6793A Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Phone: 703-534-1202
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Vietnamese
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fried tofu with mushroom and onion; rice crepe with chili and lemongrass; sticky rice with mung bean; corn pudding with fried onions; tofu with coconut milk; tofu with ginger syrup.
Price Details: Tofu, $1 to $1.75; desserts, $2 to $3.
House-made tofu here offers vegetarians a refuge among pork-happy Eden Center restaurants. Meat eaters, too, will be wowed by the signature offering, especially in its silky, warm state: Flavored sauces such as ginger syrup and coconut milk transform tubs of spoonable fresh tofu ($1.75) into comforting meals that could pass as savory desserts.

Rice crepes stuffed with caramelized onions ($4 a pound) come with a spicy nuoc cham sauce that also perks up slabs of fried tofu, which come in three flavors: plain (seven pieces for $1), mushroom and onion (five for $1), and our favorite, lemongrass and chili (three for $1).

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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