Cheap Eats 2015: Hai Duong

Where we get our favorite egg crepe.


About Hai Duong


6795 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
Suite 7
Falls Church, VA 22044
6795 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
6795 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
Suites 3 3rd St SW
Washington, DC 20024
Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004

A red neon sign in the window advertises pho, which is slightly misleading. The beef noodle soups at this brightly lit, bustling Eden Center eatery are exceptional, yes, but the facade could just as easily publicize the excellent bánh xèo (egg crepe) or bun (vermicelli noodle salads). The kitchen excels at a variety of dishes, and the menu’s “house special” section is a wise place to start. That bean-sprout-stuffed egg crepe is a must, crisp on the surface yet cloud-light and studded with sweet shrimp and pork. Like many dishes here, it comes with a garden’s worth of Thai basil, tatsoi, mint, mustard greens, and other herbs. Cha ca thang long is another good bet—the turmeric-hued fish arrives on a sizzling platter with piles of fresh dill and ribbons of still-caramelizing onions.

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Where you can find it: 6795 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church; 703-538-5289

Also good: Shrimp-and-pork garden rolls; bun cha Hanoi (Northern-style grilled pork with vermicelli noodles); house-special pho; shaky beef…

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Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Ann Limpert
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Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

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