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4245 N. Fairfax Dr. (Taylor St.) Send to Phone
Make your own unique creation, choosing raw ingredients from the fixings bar

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: This Arlington eatery, featuring stir-fries of the customer's own creation, has won a big following in a short time. It's all about mixing and matching ingredients (including pineapple cubes and shredded cheese) and 40 sauces for a unique creation. Newcomers may be mystified by the drill, but once you catch on, it's simple. Head to the fixings bar with your numbered stick, which you use to skewer the raw ingredients you desire. With bowl (too small, by our standards) in hand, you walk along the line, picking and choosing from among noodles, rice, vegetables, tofu and eggs, all of which you heap into the bowl (meats go in a separate bowl) and cover with sauces of your choice. Once the cooks work their magic, you decide if you want this served as a soup, salad or moo shu pancake. Because the serving is smallish, you'll surely return for seconds. While you wait, you can try one of the Asian beers and one of the atypical appetizers (for example, the Thai fish cakes don't contain fish but crab meat) and hold onto enough appetite for one of the over-the-top desserts. The lemon-ginger cheesecake makes sense after this mix-and-match meal. Also located at 3714 Macomb St. NW, Washington, DC, 202-244-0075.


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