Cheap Eats 2018: A&J

Photograph by Scott Suchman

About A&J

cuisines
Chinese
Location(s)
4316 Markham St
Annandale, VA 22003
1319 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

There are no carts at these dim sum houses, but we’ll trade the ease of a point-and-order system for fresh dishes that emerge hot from the kitchen. Tick off items on paper—they’ll come quickly, so order in batches. We feasted on spicy wontons, dan-dan noodles, and egg-stuffed pastries. It’s hard to go wrong, unless you arrive cashless. (Credit cards aren’t taken.) Also good: pork dumplings; Spicy beef noodle soup; scallion pancakes; fried chicken.

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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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