25 October 2006

Old (Food) Stomping Ground

From The Washington Post Food and Dining Section, an article on the ethnic foods to be found in Wheaton, Md—When in Wheaton.

This Maryland girl is glad to see Wheaton has gotten its due on the food front. Growing-up in the area, I can personally attest to the many wonderful ethnic restaurants within its borders. While some places from my youth are no longer and new ones have opened up since I've moved to the West Coast, the article's accompanying map mentions a few sentimental favorites: Full Kee, Suporn's, and Asian Foods.

In my humble opinion, Full Kee makes some of the best wonton noodle soup east of the Mississippi—theirs is the one I compare all others too. They were also my go-to late night food place when I lived in Maryland. Suporn's remains one of my favorite Thai restaurants, and the article is spot on when it says they make "killer curries". Until this day, I still have great fondness for their Thai Green curry with chicken, and as with other wonton noodle soups and Full Kee's, I compare other Thai restuarants' curries to Suporn's. My experience with Asian Foods was more as a grocery store than a take-out place. Not a month would go by when my parents wouldn't drive over to there to stock up on Asian produce and products; trips there were as regular as trips to Safeway and Giant.

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Anonymous Julie said...

A Naryland girl! Who knew?

Wheaton has an amazing variety of restaurants. I've always liked the scale -- how many of them are such small Mom-and-Pop places.

10/27/2006 1:54 AM  
Blogger Paz said...

I think it's great to be able to return to an old food stomping ground.


10/29/2006 5:03 AM  
Blogger Blue Plate said...

Yup, that's right, Julie. Maryland, born and raised, and I'm still a fan of the state, which is obvious, I'm sure.

And true, Paz. It's good to return to the old neighborhood and revisit the grounds you haunted in your youth--some places don't change and that's nice to know.

11/01/2006 3:56 PM  

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