Since I live so close to Eden Center, maybe it's not fair to compare the Asian noodle or rice bowls of Dupont Circle to Falls Church. ShopHouse features fast food, lame, limp noodles in a bowl with indifferent toppings that would be laughed at where I live. Pickled vegetables? Give me a break, they have little flavor.
So let me say you don't have to go that far. There are at least a couple of Korean-run sandwich shops in the Dupont Circle that in addition to the numerous cheesesteaks they produce, will also whip up some noodle or rice dishes with freshly grilled meats that completely slay this place. This is sad stuff.
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