Loving May

May in Northern Virginia can be a tad humid and extremely hot, but this weekend the air was gloriously clear with low humidity and cool temps [which is very rare]. It’s wonderful being out for morning walks with no one around, and as I moved toward Fox Clove a family had a rooster that crowed non-stop. There were also flowers blooming in the sidewalks that added beauty to the morning.

In January the Washington Post listed an article on The DC area’s 10 best casual restaurants of 2022. Running errands, the other day I stopped in to Yu Noodle for an authentic Chongqing lunch. They had traditional hot and spicy noodle dishes developed by owners Andy Qin and Tony Cai. They serve many dishes like soup dumplings and all noodles are made by hand. Exploring the menu, everything looked tasty, so I ordered “chicken leg noodle soup”.

It’s a wonderful feeling seeing flowers bloom around the house. Last week, I didn’t steak these peonies fast enough and a torrential storm had them on the ground in minutes. The next day I flew out to take care of each blossom to ensure a bit of longevity.

Stay stylish and share items you love during May!!!

Mama Chang

A few weeks ago, my brother recommended reviewing an upscale but casual Chinese restaurant. Mama Chang’s that recently opened in the DC metropolitan area off of Fairfax Circle.

My friend Quy and I welcomed the challenge of evaluating this establishment so, we popped in to partake in the culinary experience dealing in the Hunan, Szechuan, and Hubei style of cooking.  

Seated in a wood lined booth near the windows created a bit of privacy, while we shared several dishes starting with steamed shrimp dumplings and crispy duck spring rolls. Next, was the beef chow fun with wide flat rice noodles and thinly sliced sirloin, lots of onions and garlic. Our main meal was the seafood & tofu in a clay pot [hot pot] that had fish, scallops, shrimp and wood-ear mushrooms to be served over a bowl of white rice. All the dishes were phenomenal in flavor and taste.

On the weekends they do a dim sum brunch that we hope to try very soon!!!

Mama Chang
3251 Blenheim Blvd ste101
Fairfax, VA 22030

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