Tempt Asian Restaurant – Chinese

After reading all the favorable reviews of Tempt Asian, we gave it a try … ordered the won ton soup, beef chow fun, ma pao tofu, and Chinese brocoli in oyster sauce… these are all standard dishes that a good Sichuan restaurant should be able to easily do well … sad to report that all were mediocre at best … the best dish was the beef chow fun, and that did not have the smoky taste that a good “wet” chow fun (chow fun with gravy) should have … the ma pao tofu was the greasiest we have ever had (the best we have had was at Wu Liang Ye in NYC) … and the Chinese brocoli with oyster sauce was mostly large stalks …
Full Key is better…
Tempt Asian: 6259 Little River Turnpike (just west of I-395), Alexandria, VA, 703-750-6801 [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | Don Rockwell]

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  1. Hobnobblog says:

    This Week in DC Reviews – February 24, 2006

    Periodically, we will publish This Week in DC Reviews, a roundup of reviews of DC-area restaurants, with quick links to DC-area restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers. For a roundup of New…

  2. We’ve heard that the chef at Tempt Asian recently left. That could explain why it was less than stellar.

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