1312 East-West Highway
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Best known for extravagant Cantonese dim sum brunches featuring shrimp every which way (salted and spiced, stuffed in eggplant, spilling from dumplings, and in mini egg rolls), this bright dining room has much to recommend it later in the day, too. Regula
Special Features: Kid Friendly
The bargain duck ($23.95 for a whole, $11.95 for a half) served at Oriental East (1312 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring; 301-608-0030) might not be as ethereal—it’s a bit fattier and the skin doesn’t quite crackle—but it still hits the spot.