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Full Kee in Virginia

Jim Zurer | | Nov 3, 2001 09:26 AM

Finally made it out to Bailey's Crossroads to check out the suburban version of Full Kee. I can report that it is quite good. Once you get over the shock of a bright, clean interior with a tank full lobsters and crabs in front, the noodle kitchen in the back, and credit card decals on the door, you are seated and the identical menu to downtown is presented.

They were pushing the lobster special--$26 for two good size lobsters--and, even though I am not a particular fan of lobster, I found the dish, stir fried in the shell with ginger and scallion, excellent--the lobster was meaty and tasty and the sauce balanced and well suited to the dish. The broccoli Vietnamese style was perfectly cooked and the clams were tasty, although there was an excess of cornstarch in the sauce--something that doesn't happen in the Chinatown location.

I don't know how freqently I will get out there, but it is certainly is up to the standards of downtown.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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