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Matchbox Chinatown Sunday Lunch Report

helenahimm | Jan 11, 2010 05:04 AM

The brunch Menu didn't get my attention so we went straight to the regular Menu.

Bill: 39.60 (after tax + tip) (no drinks, 2 people)

I just wanted fizzy wine and the waiter couldn't come up with something similar to Gragnato... so i skipped them drinks...


Cream of Crab Soup
3 Miniburgers
1 Small Pizza Pepperoni
1 Pecan Pie

Soup= too much oregano & parsley flavours got on top of the crab cream that was more soup than cream. Good amount of Crab lumps and well seasoned.

Burgers= you can order 3, 6 or 9 miniburgers, 3 is enough for 1 person who plans to share dessert and/or have drinks afterwards. I asked the waiter if their well done was juicy (he smiled and said "impossible") I told him it is not impossible with a smile as well and said, then plase make it medium-well... All a waste because still the burgers came all dry, had ketchup with every single bite, except for the one I ordered with Gorgonzola, the cheese was extremely salty and melted so no need for Ketchup. Smoked Gouda is the best option since the Mozarella just worked for texture in the burger... a Slice of pickles and no vegetables in my burgers, that made me sad =(. They served these burgers topped with a HUGE mountain of curled fried onion rings that I tasted but that's it, you can't eat it with your fork because it breakfas apart and it is uncomfortable to try with your hands, it was like eating spaghetti with your fingers. But the bread saved the burgers, buttery, toasty, yum...

Partner ordered Pepperoni Pizza (we love 2 Amys, Paradiso, thinks Flipping Pizza is ok but would never drive to Falls Church just for that pizza, and also love ITalian Store, hate Listranis and think Piola is good with a coupon). The crust was thin, but not cracker texture so we actually enjoy it and the balance of the sauce, and a lot, (A LOT) of pepperoni lol, makes this pizza double think before going to Ellas in Chinatown. However, again the Oregano slap on the face.. too much.

Pecan Pie with Bourbon Caramel & Vanilla Gelato= No I am not a Pecan Pie person, but wanted to take a risk, the top of the pie was great (it was presented in some sort of wide ramekin) the filling was lumpy and bizarre, the crust was tasteless and i don't think I will order this dessert again. The Gelato was fine, (personal taste I like more ice cream with my pie). The Caramel was interesting, I think a Salty caramel would go better for a nicer contrast with so much sweet coming from the icecream and pie. I prefer Rum Caramels, but again a matter of taste.

Many would think I complain too much, but this was a $8.00 slice of pie, in compare to $13.00 Pizzza, $6.00 Crab Soup and $9.00 3 Miniburgers with Cheese... so there you go =)

Afterwards went to the Wizards game and had a Corona with cashews... always beer, shame on me =D


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