Hi.This is my first time posting not lurking. I agreed to accompany a friend to Rockville if we could go out for Chinese. The state of Chinese food in Baltimore, where I live, is not so go. I searched Chowhound for "Chinese food Rockville" and got several hits for Joe's Noodle House. I went and enjoyed the food, the ambience and the prices. I especially liked the fried baby smelt with peanuts. I need more excuses for going to Rockville.
Anyway, I just wanted to report that Chowhound served a newbee nobly.