For quite some time, I've been traveling around the Washington suburbs enjoying cheap eats from various ethnic restaurants. So much good food: Thai, Salvadorian, BBQ, Seafood, Lebanese and more. As much as I enjoy ethnic food, I've never been sold on Vietnamese. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because my past Vietnamese dining experiences ran the spectrum from greasy to bland.
A few dinners at Four Sisters restaurant in Falls Church and my thoughts on Vietnamese have changed dramatically. I. LOVE. IT.
During a recent lunch at Four Sisters I shared the caramelized lemon grass tofu and vegetarian spring rolls on vermicelli. The best part of these dishes is the light tangy sauce (nuoc cham?) that you mix in and fresh toppings (cilantro, basil, peanuts, carrots, bean sprouts) you can add. It's refreshing.
I also really like the summer rolls with peanut sauce and caramelized pork with rice.
Lucky for me, Four Sisters is a few miles from my house. I have a feeling that the Washingtonian Cheap Eats list will look totally different to me when it comes out in 2011. No more "driving out to the suburbs." Holy cow, I'm here. By the way, if you live in DC and you are planning a trip to H-Mart, Four Sisters is right across the street.