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In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Springroll "round eye" Hunter ()
Date: February 03, 2014 07:09PM

Ok my Asiental friends, where can I get a good springroll around here? Nothing seems to measure up. Help me find this magical food, not some poor imitation! While we're at it, were's the best Pho?

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: February 03, 2014 07:13PM

Pho at the Circle, next to Popeyes and Fast Eddies=exceptional.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Dr Pho ()
Date: February 03, 2014 07:17PM

I wish you luck in your hunt for the perfect springroll fine round eye, I have heard this hunt has taken on epic and other worldly proportions.

Viet Chrystal in Chantilly used to have very good springrolls, but they went out of business.

Most Pho is good Pho...it's the rolls that are the key to life.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Joe Citizen ()
Date: February 03, 2014 07:45PM

My favorite tends to be Pho Cyclone in the Merrifield shopping center at the corner of RT 50 and Gallows Road.

Their spring rolls are excellent. They apply 4 quarters of pepperoni under the wrapper and on top of the spring roll. Use a bit of peanut sauce for the dip, if you'd like.

As to the pho, I love their standard pork or beef. Very fragrant broth - a good amount of cilantro, etc. Plus, I like to add a few shots of Sriracha sauce and their pho is perfect for me.

The location isn't huge and tends to fill up during lunch. They might have 10 or 12 tables at the most.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pho my spring roll ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:00PM

House of Dynasty, Alexandria.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Dr Pho ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:09PM

What are you looking for in this perfect spring roll? Most places are basically the same rice paper deep or pan fried with fish sauce.

Not a fan of the rolls in Pho Cyclone by Greevey's but their Pho itself is good.

House of Dynasty is really good place to eat, but it's Chinese, so they don't have good spring rolls that I'm thinking you are looking for.

Legend has it, there was a restaraunt in the fomer Rolling Valley Mall in Springfield/Burke area that was owned by the General Nguyen Ngoc Loan who was the guy from that famous picture executing a Viet Cong guy...that he had the most magical spring rolls on earth. They were lighter, browner, flakier and cut into small bite sized pieces than you get anywhere around here now.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Mr. Springroll ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:21PM

picures of it didn't happen Dr. Pho

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: HHS ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:24PM

Four Sisters - Mosaic Dist.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Ancient.Bruin ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:34PM

Dr Pho Wrote:
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> Legend has it, there was a restaraunt in the fomer
> Rolling Valley Mall in Springfield/Burke area that
> was owned by the General Nguyen Ngoc Loan who was
> the guy from that famous picture executing a Viet
> Cong guy...that he had the most magical spring
> rolls on earth. They were lighter, browner,
> flakier and cut into small bite sized pieces than
> you get anywhere around here now.

LBSS Class of '89. I've lived here since 1974. That is not a legend. It's all true.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Dr Pho ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:38PM

Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Ancient.Bruin ()
Date: February 03, 2014 08:34PM

Dr Pho Wrote:
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> Legend has it, there was a restaraunt in the fomer
> Rolling Valley Mall in Springfield/Burke area that
> was owned by the General Nguyen Ngoc Loan who was
> the guy from that famous picture executing a Viet
> Cong guy...that he had the most magical spring
> rolls on earth. They were lighter, browner,
> flakier and cut into small bite sized pieces than
> you get anywhere around here now.

LBSS Class of '89. I've lived here since 1974. That is not a legend. It's all true.

Do you remember the spring rolls, and how magical they were, I have never found one quite like them. They came on a pan cut into about 5 or 6 smaller pieces each. Just the perfect bite size.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: #1place ()
Date: February 03, 2014 10:49PM

Pho Cong Ly at the Bradlick Shopping center, near Golds Gym.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Fairfax Liberal ()
Date: February 03, 2014 11:26PM

Dr Pho Wrote:
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>
> Legend has it, there was a restaraunt in the fomer
> Rolling Valley Mall in Springfield/Burke area that
> was owned by the General Nguyen Ngoc Loan who was
> the guy from that famous picture executing a Viet
> Cong guy...that he had the most magical spring
> rolls on earth. They were lighter, browner,
> flakier and cut into small bite sized pieces than
> you get anywhere around here now.


These were the best spring rolls. We used to love them. I thought the story about the owner was just a fun rumor.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: MACV-SOG ()
Date: February 04, 2014 12:17AM


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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Dr Pho ()
Date: February 04, 2014 05:41AM

Fairfax Liberal Wrote:
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>
>
> These were the best spring rolls. We used to love
> them. I thought the story about the owner was just
> a fun rumor.


They really were the greatest spring rolls in the history of the world, I've never found them at any Vietnamese places since, a few have gotten fairly close.

Have you ever seen this kind of roll again? I know one of his children opened a place in Burke briefely but it went out of business.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Saigon ()
Date: February 04, 2014 06:12PM

Saigon Cafe near Eden Center is good

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Date: February 04, 2014 06:36PM

Pho Bowl in kingstowne

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Citizen X ()
Date: February 04, 2014 06:50PM

4 Sisters - Merrifield

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: eden ()
Date: February 04, 2014 08:15PM

anywsers ins edens centres

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: rolls ()
Date: February 04, 2014 10:51PM

duuuuuuuhhh

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Louis Theroux ()
Date: February 04, 2014 10:57PM

4 Sisters in the new trendy Mosiac district are probably some of the best around here.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: idiots ()
Date: February 05, 2014 05:25AM

idiots hes lookin for something differents not normaals rolls

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: It's true! ()
Date: February 05, 2014 07:15AM

Ancient.Bruin Wrote:
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> Dr Pho Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Legend has it, there was a restaraunt in the
> fomer
> > Rolling Valley Mall in Springfield/Burke area
> that
> > was owned by the General Nguyen Ngoc Loan who
> was
> > the guy from that famous picture executing a
> Viet
> > Cong guy...that he had the most magical spring
> > rolls on earth. They were lighter, browner,
> > flakier and cut into small bite sized pieces
> than
> > you get anywhere around here now.
>
> LBSS Class of '89. I've lived here since 1974.
> That is not a legend. It's all true.

We used to eat there and those spring rolls were excellent. They also served really good pizza. My dad actually recognized the man from a (now famous) photo that he had seen - that's how we discovered who he was.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: me tooo ()
Date: February 05, 2014 05:40PM

WSHS class 90, i remember that place too, the spring rolls were awesome, each piece about the size of a lincoln log, came in a huge tray of like 20 pieces. I have never seen anything like that since either, I wonder why that is.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: lorrs ()
Date: February 05, 2014 07:05PM

that place was great, it was in a creepy little mall accross from the Erols. Food was always great. I wonder if one of his family memebers has a place in the area, there are like 1 million Pho places, I'd think they would do good.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Springroll "round eye" Hunter ()
Date: February 05, 2014 08:46PM

Now where can I find spring rolls like General Nguyen Ngoc Loan made? I don't want that 4 Sisters fancy schmancy crap.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: sheeeeeesh ()
Date: February 06, 2014 05:39AM

sheesh...nuffin huh

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pierre Nguyen ()
Date: February 06, 2014 06:15AM

Montmartre in Reston is very close to what you describe.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Dr Pho ()
Date: February 06, 2014 08:20PM

Pierre Nguyen Wrote:
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> Montmartre in Reston is very close to what you
> describe.


I'm intrigued by this suggestion. Can't find any pics of the rolls, but if they have a french spin to the Vietnamese rolls...worth a shot. Thank you for the suggestion.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: eeshes ()
Date: February 06, 2014 08:35PM

Great, I will see you there.

Lunch tomorrow, say, around Noon o'clock?

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: pffffft ()
Date: February 06, 2014 09:22PM

eeshes Wrote:
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> Great, I will see you there.
>
> Lunch tomorrow, say, around Noon o'clock?


Pffffft......rolls after noon....pffffft

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: lorrs ()
Date: February 07, 2014 06:53PM

ha...spring lorrs

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: anyone ()
Date: February 09, 2014 05:01PM

Bueler....Bueler

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Nammm ()
Date: February 10, 2014 04:56PM

anyone Wrote:
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> Bueler....Bueler


I remember that place, they had the best egg drop soup too

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pics or it didn't happen ()
Date: February 14, 2014 07:37PM

Pics or it didn't happen

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Not Going There ()
Date: February 15, 2014 12:57AM

4 Sisters sucks. Their food is way overrated and their service is terrible.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: true dat ()
Date: February 15, 2014 10:00AM

4 Sisters went corporate when they moved from Eden Center. I remember that place in Rolling Valley Mall, the spring rolls were awesome!

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: WhatDidn'tHappen ()
Date: February 15, 2014 12:24PM

As I recall, the original graphic clip ran about 30 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQI2oBgsv7o

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: rolls were great ()
Date: February 15, 2014 03:33PM

Yes, that's him, he was a very kind man who owned a great great restaurant with the greatest spring rolls in the history of the world. Now, does anyone know where we can get those spring rolls!

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pics or it didn't happen ()
Date: February 15, 2014 06:20PM

Pics or it didn't happen

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: kala scarpinksi ()
Date: February 15, 2014 06:49PM

The best pho is pho hot in Annandale. The broth is excellent unlike a lot of the other watered down broths (pho hoa, pho 50, Pho Cong Ly Noodle & Grill).

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: pho hot ()
Date: February 15, 2014 08:34PM

Pho hot may in fact have very good Pho broth...but their Spring Rolls are pedestrian, nothing like what the OP is looking pho.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pics or it didn't happen ()
Date: February 16, 2014 10:03AM

Pics or it didn't happen

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: February 16, 2014 10:23AM

These look good.
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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: tasty ()
Date: February 16, 2014 08:49PM

Those do look tasty...not exactly what I think OP is looking for, not flaky enough, still to heavy. But since it looks good, where is that from?

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Pics or it didn't happen ()
Date: February 17, 2014 03:53PM

Pics or it didn't happen

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: yeah! ()
Date: February 18, 2014 08:09PM

Pics or it didn't happen Wrote:
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> Pics or it didn't happen


Yeah, I want to see pics of this alleged perfect spring roll too.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: i love rolls ()
Date: February 21, 2014 07:44PM

Rolls rule

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Start cookin' ()
Date: February 21, 2014 08:05PM

All talk and no action, I'm friggin' hungry now for some rolls damnit! Should I goto my local shithole or does someone have a good recommendation?

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: GordonBlvd ()
Date: February 21, 2014 08:09PM

I'm in the mood too.

Ill probably just go to my usual... Pho88 on W Broad.

They have a $15 groupon for $30 worth of food too http://www.groupon.com/deals/pho-88

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: GordonBlvd ()
Date: February 21, 2014 08:12PM

Tough One Wrote:
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> Pho at the Circle, next to Popeyes and Fast
> Eddies=exceptional.


+ 1 they are pretty good too.


The worst one I have been to is off of route 7 next to a bike shop, in the same shopping center as the best buy.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: tuuuble ()
Date: February 22, 2014 01:29PM

GordonBlvd Wrote:
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> Tough One Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pho at the Circle, next to Popeyes and Fast
> > Eddies=exceptional.
>
>
> + 1 they are pretty good too.
>
>
> The worst one I have been to is off of route 7
> next to a bike shop, in the same shopping center
> as the best buy.



YEah, turuble, where are there good ones

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: XnEWmXnEWm ()
Date: February 22, 2014 04:36PM

foo noodle. and it comes wiht soup! excellent.

tripe is oke but i avoid it anyway

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: i love rolls ()
Date: February 23, 2014 05:24PM

Old Pho 90 in Chantilly was sorta like what this guy is looking for....haven't seen anywhere else like that.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: brooklyn ()
Date: February 24, 2014 06:57PM

I used to go to a place in Brooklyn NYC that sounds exactly like what your are talking about, was some old lady from Nam' really dirty viet sandwhich place but the rolls were so small and light. Never seen that again either.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: I got's yer rolls ()
Date: March 02, 2014 05:18PM

I saw some spring rolls at Whole Foods, they looked pretty good. I'm sure they would be decent to eat. They are 1/2 cooked, you're supposed to put them in the oven and finish them off.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Whole crap ()
Date: March 03, 2014 09:52AM

Whole Foods? Stop being a troll, no self respecting person would get those from a arrogant asshate place like Whole Foods.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: ironic ()
Date: March 03, 2014 10:28AM

I got's yer rolls Wrote:
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> I saw some spring rolls at Whole Foods, they
> looked pretty good. I'm sure they would be decent
> to eat. They are 1/2 cooked, you're supposed to
> put them in the oven and finish them off.


Ironic that stupid "whole" foods only 1/2 cooks the rolls....stupid idiots.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: 1/2 rolls ()
Date: March 03, 2014 10:51AM

hahahahahaha 1/2 cook, hahaha

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: 1/2 asian ()
Date: March 03, 2014 02:14PM

1/2 rolls Wrote:
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> hahahahahaha 1/2 cook, hahaha


stupid 1/2 rolls probablie cooked by stupid 1/2 azians

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Food lover ()
Date: March 04, 2014 02:51PM

There is a little known place Ba Le Friends Bakery. It's got amazing Springrolls.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Interesting ()
Date: March 05, 2014 08:53PM

Food lover Wrote:
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> There is a little known place Ba Le Friends
> Bakery. It's got amazing Springrolls.

Interesting, I don't see spring rolls on the menu nor any pics of rolls, I've been to Pho Sate right there, which is very good, but not what I'm thinking the OP is looking for.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: results? ()
Date: March 24, 2014 07:25PM

OP did you ever find a good spring roll? Seemed like some good suggestions on the board, just not what you are thinking?

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Spring Rolls POC ()
Date: March 24, 2014 08:33PM

Bangkrak Thai, in Ashburn. Best spring rolls I've ever had, ask them to bring the spices and hot sauces with them. They make them in-house, unlike many of the places.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: i love rolls ()
Date: March 24, 2014 09:15PM

Spring Rolls POC Wrote:
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> Bangkrak Thai, in Ashburn. Best spring rolls I've
> ever had, ask them to bring the spices and hot
> sauces with them. They make them in-house, unlike
> many of the places.


That place looks pretty good, must be brand new where it is? It's Thai rolls so not thinking what OP is looking for as his ideal is the flaky Vietnamese rolls...but certainly think I'm gonna check that place out, thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: In search the best Springroll in NoVA!!
Posted by: Interesting ()
Date: March 25, 2014 09:50PM

Will they close FCPS if the spring rolls are bad?

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