For Lori and others,
If you like Asian food and Northern Virginia, you’ll probably like economist Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide for the DC area — http://www.tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/ . Prepare yourself by reading his “General Remarks” section. Food is his focus; not atmosphere. He does not limit reviews to NoVa, but experience and economic analysis have shown him that the best ethnic food can be found in suburban strip malls.