We recently had a wonderful meal at the first restaurant Chef Liu Chaosheng ever opened, Hong Kong Palace in Seven Corners. It was definitely time to try Hong Kong Palace, since we had featured his newest restaurant, Asian Origin (in Tysons). Chef Liu is known for making everything from scratch in his five restaurants, including the tofu he uses in the Ma Po Tofu.
While many of our favorites (Ma Po Tofu, Scallion Pancakes, Sesame Balls, etc.) are available at both Hong Kong Palace and Asian Origin, the Tea Smoked Duck and Cumin Lamb are only available at Hong Kong Palace. The Cumin Lamb is a must order for lovers of both lamb and spicy food. The noodles and wontons are good appetizer choices, and are available at both restaurants.
We were informed prior to this meal by a popular poster on Chowhound.com that the specials written in Chinese on the wall include a “preserved pork” version of the Cumin Lamb that is also quite good. The same poster also recommends the Chicken with Crunchy Peppers from the same menu on the wall.