Full Key - Wheaton

2227 University Boulevard W.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20902


Neighborhood: Wheaton

Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese

Opening Hours:
Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Wheelchair Accessible: 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

Cheap Eats 2009: Full Key

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: In a pinch, sure, you can make do with the oily stir-fries and murky saucing of the corner takeout joint. For all other times, there’s this 13-table, Hong Kong–style bandbox, a vivid reminder of how good Chinese cooking can be. The soups, casseroles, and glazed, roasted meats are fresh, authentic, and irresistible.

What to get: Sizzling beef hot pot (the real-deal pepper steak); shrimp-dumpling soup; shrimp and rice drenched in a light egg sauce; deep-fried, five-spiced-spiked pork chops; Cantonese honey-roasted duck and chicken, cleavered into strips and bathed in soy sauce.

Best for: Going with a group and taking advantage of the round tables with lazy Susans.

Insider tip: Don’t count on a cold Tsingtao beer—the place doesn’t have a liquor license.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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