Spicy Pork Wontons from Bob’s Shanghai 66 are the dish of the week


Photo by Farrah Skeiky

Spicy Pork Wontons
Available at Bob’s Shanghai 66, 305 N. Washington St., Rockville; 301-251-6652. (Rockville)

The menu at this Chinese restaurant is a mire of unfamiliar words and ingredients. So when a picture of the spicy pork wontons ($6.95) flashed across a TV in the dining room that rotates the kitchen’s offerings, I was able to point and say, “That. I’d like that.” What I didn’t realize is that the best part of the dish isn’t even visible: a puree of garlic and ginger at the bottom that cools off the drizzle of house-made jalapeno pepper oil.

Holley Simmons is the dining editor of The Washington Post Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at holley.simmons@wpost.com.
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