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Marty L. | Feb 14, 2004 12:11 PM

Dinner last night at the phoenix risen from the ashes. Wonderful as ever -- Hong Kong Dumpling soup; oyster cassarole with ginger and scallion; roast pork; a standard-issue but impeccably fresh shrimp dish (for a youngster); and a seat-of-the-pants variation on a dish I've come to love at the Virginia location -- braised, "country style" tofu stuffed with shrimp, on top of spinach, with those mini dried-shrimp and some pork product sprinkled atop. (They didn't have the sterno flame that sits under this dish at the Virginia locale; so it was important to each a lot quickly, before it cooled off and coagulated!)

There don't appear to be many differences in the "public" part of the restaurant. New floors and a paint job; that's about it. I hope there are enough changes in the kitchen to have justifed all those months off!

The folks there say that the H Street location will begin serving all of the extended, Chinese language menu available in Virginia, and that the forthcoming new menus will even translate all those dishes (such as the spicy clam dish) into English. (I'll believe it when I see it.) Also, they plan to start accepting credit cards, but so far it's still cash only.

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