New Fortune
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 19, 2006
New Fortune
Address: 16515 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-548-8886
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Open daily 11 AM to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: Shady Grove
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beef chow foon; soy-braised eggplant; pork dumplings; skinless roast duck; salt-and-pepper shrimp; chicken feet; crabs with black-bean sauce; black-pepper pork chops; soy-sauce squab; Peking duck; steamed shrimp in lotus leaves.
Dim sum is the meal of choice here, as the flurry of carts bearing dumplings, noodles, and roasted meats will attest. Beef chow foon, soy-braised eggplant, pork dumplings, skinless roast duck, salt-and-pepper shrimp, chicken feet, and crabs with black-bean sauce are all fine choices. Pacing is everything--as is knowing when to say no. How many different kinds of dumplings can you eat in one sitting?

There's a menu beyond dim sum, too: Black-pepper pork chops, soy-sauce squab, Peking duck, and steamed shrimp in lotus leaves are all winners. Delicacies like sea cucumber, fish maw, and abalone--acquired tastes for most Westerners--abound. On a few visits for dinner, banquets for large groups were in full swing, making the room noisy and the experience less pleasant than usual.
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