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Cheap Eats 2018: Peter Chang

The lunchtime dim sum sampler at Bethesda’s Q by Peter Chang. All photographs by Scott Suchman.

Scallion pancakes, puffed as big as Mylar balloons, sail through these restaurants run by the star Chinese chef Peter Chang. Take your cue from the other tables and order one—for the dough, dotted with bubbles, but also for the terrific curry dip that comes alongside. The rest of the menu channels flavors from Szechuan province and Chang’s home region of Hubei—including numbing stone-pot dishes and dry-fried eggplant showered in chilies. Also good: Cilantro fish rolls; Grandma’s Noodle; Szechuan Kung Pao chicken; mapo tofu.

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