Places to eat while in Maryland

Chia-Li Chien revised Jan. 7, 2012

Our favorite Crab Cake at  Faidley Seafood World Famous Lexington Market. 203 North Paca Baltimore, Maryland 21201. It is all lump of crabs, mixed with mayo, muster, bread, fried then microwave heated cake. It’s from the heavy if you have not taste it. If you like crab, you don’t want to miss this when visiting Baltimore, Maryland. It’s about $13 or so of the all lump, but it’s worth it. I know it’s about 200 or so calories.

If you’re in Rockville, MD area. This Taiwanese restaurant has some of our favorite. Jumbo Jumbo Bubble Express 765 E. Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The Taiwanese fried chicken nuggets top with spice and Taiwanese basil is something you don’t want to miss. On their menu item, check out A1 or T3 (comes with rice). Other items you’ll like includes fried Tofu (A4), fried squid balls (A6), beef with Sha Cha sauce on rice (T10).

Bread Corner has many traditional Taiwanese delights, must visit this small place. 591 Hungerford Dr. Rockville, MD 20850. Highly recommend must items are (see complete menu):

  • Red Bean / Egg Yolk 紅豆蛋黃酥
  • Pineapple / Egg Yolk 鳳梨蛋黃酥
  • (Plain) Pineapple Topping 菠蘿包
  • Mochi / Taro Paste 麻薯芋頭
  • Mochi / Red Bean Paste 麻薯紅豆

The best Dim Sum place is Oriental East located at 1312 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-608-0030. You must arrive 10:30 am for 11:00 opening lunch at Friday, Sat. or Sunday. Otherwise, you’ll wait for 90-min for the opening. Here is the dim sum complete menu on page two. What to pick from this great place, well, what you see you like, eat it. Try everything, each dish is a small portion so you don’t want to miss anything!

You don’t leave Maryland without having Hiro Sushi! Hiro Sushi is located at 5268 Nicholson Ln # P, Kensington, MD (White Flint Plaza Shopping Center) (301) 230-9635. You want to have California rolls, eel rolls only. It’s a small place but you’ll enjoy the rolls. Other items I love is yellow-tale raw fish and seaweed salad.

For traditional Taiwanese breakfast, this is the place you must visit. 福顺楼 [Hunan Palace] 9011 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. 301-977-8600. From Soy bean milk, fried dough, steam buns, etc. It tastes even better than some of the real Taiwanese places in Taiwan.

Traditional Taiwanese noodles at A&J Restaurant 半畝園. This is must visit place. There are two locations:

1319 C Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 301-251-7878

4316 B Markham Street, Annandale, VA 22003 703-813-8181

Traditional Taiwanese breakfast only serves on Sat and Sun from 10 am. Store hours 10:30 am to 9:00 pm.


I don’t personally like any type of buffet, but his seafood buffet is good to visit if you are hungry. Hokkaido Seafood Buffet is located at 5900 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22041. 703-845-0888. Lunch is only $9.95 is a great deal if you’re looking for good seafood.


About Chia-Li Chien, PhD candidate, CFP®, PMP®

Chia-Li Chien, PhD candidate, CFP®, PMP®; Chia-Li “like JOLLY,” Succession Strategist of Value Growth Institute, dedicated to helping private business owners increase their company equity value. She is the award-winning author of the books Show Me The Money and Work toward Reward. Chia-Li is an Instructor & CFP® Program Director at Ball State University and Adjunct Faculty of the American Management Association. Her blog and newsletter were named a Top Small Business Resource by the New York Times You’re the Boss blog. Schedule your appointment today!
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