Asian Origin: Solid Chinese Food at Tysons Corner

If you’re looking for delish Chinese food in the Tysons Corner area, you’re in luck because Asian Origin’s got your back.  Located on 1753 Pinnacle Drive, they serve yummy Pan Asian noms with everything from sushi to hot pot.  They’ve been around since 2016 so we’re late to the party, but better late than never, right?

Where To Get Chinese Food in Tyson’s Corner

It’s definitely a fun place to go eat post shopping!  Although they’ve been around for a few years, the interior’s modern, fun and inviting.  Not gonna lie, I was a little worried about cleanliness after seeing their health score on Yelp, but everything was pristine so that rating must be old.  Service was great – my waiter was very friendly, and he gave me some killer recommendations.

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The Best Dishes at Asian Origin

Highlights from the meal were as follows:  their spicy wontons, their mapo tofu, their twice cooked pork and their Tian Shan lamb shank.  The dumplings, filled with ground pork, ginger and scallion, had a wonderful texture to them, and they were doused in a flavorful chili oil.

spicy wonton

Their mapo tofu was excellent; in fact, so much so, I’d go as far as to say it was my favorite dish of the bunch.  Don’t let the color scare you!  It may look crazy spicy, but I promise it’s a manageable kind of heat.

mapo tofu

A close second was their twice cooked pork.  This plate actually reminded me a lot of a popular Korean staple called jaeyook bokkum, like it tasted like they had stir fried it in gochujang (Korean red chili paste).  I’m definitely not complaining though – jaeyook bokkum or chinese style jaeyook bokkum, I don’t care, it’s all scrumptious to me!

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spicy pork asian origin

And last but not least, their lamb shank.  This was the priciest dish of the bunch, but you gotta get it if you’re a fan of lamb, which I am.  See what I did there?  I’m basically your foodie Dr. Seuss, ha.  What can I say?  I got jokes, and I’m here all day.  You get two ginormous pieces with meat so tender, it just falls off the bone.  It’s smothered in a nomtastic brown sauce that’s cumin based with peppers, onions and all that good stuff.

lamb shank

So, which dish looked yummiest to you?  Have you tried Asian Origin?  What are some of your favorite restaurants in the Tysons Corner area?  Let me know by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check back Saturday for new content that will keep you drooling.  For more on VA noms, make sure to check out this tab here.  Happy eating, Nomsters!

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