T.H.A.I. in Shirlington

$$$$ ($15-$24)
T.H.A.I. in Shirlington photo
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Editorial Review

Pan-seared squash pot stickers are a small starter done well. Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan has upgraded the vegetarian appetizer on all counts: The wrapper dough, rolled thinner than usual, is commendably tender. The filling is a mixture of differently textured, yet light, sweet potato and butternut squash that is boiled and stir-fried; egg helps bind the vegetables with bits of red onion and scallion. The pot stickers are steamed and then pan-seared to order, and served with a house-made, garlic-ginger-soy dipping sauce ($5.95). You'll also find them at Bangkok Joe's Dumpling Bar & Cafe

-- Bonnie S. Benwick (Sept. 5, 2007)