I've got an appointment next week near Fair Oaks Mall (Fairfax, in case there's another mall with that name in this board's area) and will be on my own for lunch. Doing a quick search, Hunan Gourmet in the mall itself got praise for noodle soups and bubble tea, which sounds perfect. Depending on my mood that day, looks like there's also Chutzpah nearby (I've been to the one by Tysons, but not in a long time).
I thought I'd ask for opinions on those places, or suggestions for others that would be convenient and good. I get confused about NOVA's geography, so I'm wondering if there's a chowhound favorite nearby that I don't realize? (I'm afraid I'm an unsafe driver when in the suburbs, keeping my eyes on the strip malls, instead of the road, to see if I recognize a place I read about here.) I'm willing to explore some, but I'll be hungry and a little pressed for time, so don't want to go too far out of my way. I'll be heading back to DC after lunch.
Many thanks if anybody has ideas for me.