Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Muffin Top, Viet Style

Huong Viet Restaurant
Eden Center (Seven Corners)
6785 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 538-7110

2.5 out of 5 grains of rice

by Senior Roving Correspondent Lily C.

We went to Eden Center on a quest for some tasty vietnamese on a rainy night in DC. I consulted yelp for some suggestions and settled on Huong Viet. We settled on a variety bun -- grilled pork (succulent, tasty) and shrimp wrapped in sugar cane (bland) with some snow pea shoots stir-fried in garlic (tasty). We went a little crazy with the apps. One of the many entries intrigued my dining companion -- vietnamese muffins. What could that be pray tell? The waiter said it had mung beans and shrimp so we said we give it a try. This is what came – a deep fried muffin with a shrimp on top. When we bit into it, it had the consistency of a slightly soft hockey puck and was so dense that we could barely lift it. Needless to say it was not a winner. We tried to leave it on the table but the waiter efficiently pack it in a to go container for us. I’m sure he could not imagine that we would leave such glorious food on the table. When we tried to sneak out of the restaurant and “forget” to bring it with us, the waiter chased us down in the parking lot. Foiled again!