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Hong Kong Palace

6387 Leesburg Pike, Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, VA 22044

703-532-0940

Neighborhood: Falls Church

Cuisines: Szechuan, Chinese, Cantonese

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.hkpalace.webs.com/

Best Dishes:
Chengdu Zhong's Spring Dumpling; cold cucumber with cilantro; dan dan noodles; fish-and-pickled-vegetable soup; bacon with black beans and peppers; Kung Pao chicken; fried chicken with fried peppers and peanuts; sesame balls with bean paste.

Price Details:
Starters, $3.95 to $6.95; entrées $6.50 to $22.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials

Cheap Eats 2012: Hong Kong Palace

Cheap Eats 2012

If you’re looking to try dan-dan noodles—an oft-discussed dish among area Szechuan-cuisine fans—this dining room is a good place to do it. Chili-oil-doused noodles are topped with minced pork, scallions, and peppers for an excellent appetizer that belies its simple preparation.

Spice fans will find more to love in the fiery, cloud-like cubes of mapo tofu or the similar fish with tofu, but both tame and bold palates can enjoy the pungent green-onion pancake and pork-stuffed steamed dumplings. Sesame balls tend to divide loyalties—the sticky dessert is a love-it-or-hate-it sort of a dish.

Also good: Sliced pork with peppers; Kung Pao chicken; chicken with fried stuffed chilies.