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Jul 06, 2006

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As long as you're on Rockville Pike and in the mood for Asian food I'd reccomend checking out the Vegetable Garden and Yuan Fu vegetarian. Both are affordable, kid-friendly (we take our 3 year old to the Vegetable Garden) and have great food.

dean

Jason... next time ask for it "Schezuan spicy" like I do! You will be crawling the walls!

Jason

How do you possibly eat that?

Jim Collins

Joe Noodle rocks. We (my co-workers and I) eat there once every two weeks or so, never fails. The fried dumplings are awesome. The drunken noodles are also very good.

dean

If they don't know you at Joe's, not toned down is actually about half spicy. They use more chili and less Schezuan Peppercorn in their spice blend so the dish is hot but not numbing as the true mix. Schezuan Spicy is hotter from the chilis but it is very numbing from the schezuan peppercorns. It creates a tingling effect that makes your tongue and mouth feel as if they are made from shag carpet.

I have always loved hot foods and used to frequent an Issan Thai restaurant in Chicago where the owner told me that even in Thailand, I would be considered a chili-head!

FOr a real treat at Joe's, thry the spicy and tasty tofu. It is both!

Barbara (Biscuit Girl)

Yeah, the dry pepper beef sautee is one of the hottest things on earth. We got it once....and only once. Too hot even for my husband who has an asbestos tongue.

Our fav for enjoying the flavors of szechuan peppercorns is #H20 on the menu. Get it half spicy at first but you'll eventually find yourself getting it full strengnth. Too many other favorites to name here but I've written about Joe's twice on my blog if you want to read more.

djchuang

Thanks for the salient comments about Joe's, I've gotta get there again soon. I love hot and spicy foods, not by dousing hot sauce on something, but to have something skillfully cooked up spicy. Sounds like Joe's is the place that knows how to do it up! (on a side note, I recall visiting a restaurant that had a wall of flame, with top 10 hot sauces that required the customer to sign a liability waiver before they'd serve it.)

dean

I think the H 2- is pretty tame compared to the bean curd appetizer, the spicy and tasty bean curd or the dried beef. The three pepper chicken is midway between the two fif you don't eat the whole red chiles. They ahve a rabbit and a pork belly in red sauce that are pretty amazing as well.

pucca_luvs_garu

Joe's is the best chinese restaurant in the area. The pork pot stickers are great, as is the szechuan beef noodle soup, green beans, chive pancakes. The dim sum is good, too. Get the salty soy bean milk and the twisted fried dough. The steamed whole fish is so good for the price.

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