A & J Restaurant - Annandale
4316-B Markham St.
Cuisines: Breakfast, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Open Monday through Friday 11:30 to 9, and Saturday and Sunday 10 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Sesame biscuits with sliced pork or beef ; pickled spicy cucumbers; chicken-and-cucumber salad with mustard sauce dan dan noodles; noodles with stewed, ground pork; fried chicken over rice; soy-sauce chicken; chicken soup with noodles and bok choy; musta
Dim sum, .95 cents to $5.95.
Special Features: Kid Friendly
It doesn’t look like much—a large sesame biscuit with scrambled eggs tucked inside—but we find ourselves craving it, like so many of the nibbles at these cozy, graciously run dim sum shops, especially on those harried mornings when we’re reduced to grabbing a refrigerated, shrink-wrapped sandwich. Beyond the ingenious twist on an Egg McMuffin, you’ll find steaming bowls of fresh, hand-pulled noodles, sliced, smoked chicken, and a tasty salad of dried bean curd, peanuts, and cilantro. Those long golden batons being borne through the room? They’re crullers, a good, doughy companion for all the heat and spice. Saturday and Sunday 10 to noon.