Cheap Eats 2013: Bob’s Shanghai 66

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Cheap Eats 2013: Bob’s Shanghai 66
Dumplings at Bob's Shanghai. Photo by Scott Suchman

Ask your server if Bob is back and you might get a quizzical look. Maybe Bob Liu, who once presided over the excellent Bob’s Noodle 66, never really left, but there’s a juice here that was missing toward the end of his former restaurant’s run. Focus on dumplings, specifically xao long bao, which you punch a hole through to suck out the soup-like filling. Nothing on the list of “Taiwanese tapas” is as fun, but there are rewards aplenty.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

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.

Anna Spiegel
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.