I love Chinese food. However, my wife generally dislikes many Chinese restaurants because she often gets severe headaches after eating at them. We're not sure if it is because of a MSG allergy or bad food (such as mold on old cornstarch). In addition, many Chinese restaurants use too much oil for her palate. The one Chinese dish my wife really loves is Duck Noodle soup.
Because of my wife's preferences, I have not had a chance to visit any of the Chinese restaurants in the area.
For my birthday, my wife has agreed to eat out at a Washington area Chinese restaurant of my choice. I want a good restaurant but one where MSG is not used (or can be avoided) and things such as moldy cornstarch do not happen. If the restaurant has good Duck Noodle Soup that would be great. (We have been to Chinatown Express and like ti but would rather not go downtown for this outing).
I am thinking of China Star in Fairfax, or Joe's Noodle House or Bob's Noodle 66 in Rockville.
Any recommendations of these or other suburban restaurants (i.e. easy parking) would be appreciated.