Chef David Guas of the Bayou Bakery shares his favorite places to grab a cheap bite in Arlington.
Jeff Tunks (chef at DC Coast in Washington, D.C., and David's friend and current business partner) first took David to this frenetic dim sum spot brimming with seafood tanks and hot, steaming food carts. "The dining room is huge, and there are carts of food flying in and out of the kitchen," he says. "We always order Steamed Shrimp Dumplings. The shrimp is hand-chopped, so it's still in big pieces, and the dumplings are seared and crisp on one side, and then steamed until tender. We also love the Chinese Broccoli, the addictive head-on Salt Baked Shrimp, and the Baked Pineapple Buns."
6249 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church; 703/538-3333