Food critic Tom Sietsema picks delicious dishes and a drink that won’t hurt your wallet.
‘Yum Watercress’ at Ruan Thai The number you want to memorize on the menu at Ruan Thai is 11. The digits signal “Yum Watercress,” a warm salad of tempura-battered, deep-fried watercress tossed with shrimp, squid and cashews and electrified with a lime dressing. Before the heap leaves the kitchen, crisp shallots get scattered on top. Yum, indeed. 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton. 301-942-0075. Marge Ely for The Washington Post Buy Photo