I recently was on business travel to Virginia and whenever I’m out of town, I look for good places to try out. With over 780 Yelp reviews, Four Sisters Vietnamese Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia, instantly caught my eye. With a little more research, I found out that Four Sisters has been a staple eatery in Northern Virginia for over two decades. It was originally located in Eden Center, a Vietnamese shopping center in Falls Church, Virginia before moving to the Mosaic District. After reading, so many good things, I knew Four Sisters was a place I definitely wanted to try. I found myself there during my first evening in Virginia.
Located at the corner of the Mosaic District, it was not hard to find Four Sisters. The restaurant has a mellow yellow hue theme, cherry wood furniture throughout and several colorful paintings around. It had a classic, welcoming atmosphere that set the tone for a lovely dinner.
To start of the evening, I had the crispy pork spring rolls.
These spring rolls turned out to be my favorite item of the night! I loved the overall wrapper that they used. These egg rolls had a nice crisp exterior that gave the perfect crunch when biting into it. Inside the egg roll was a generous filling of pork and vermicelli noodles inside. I always am a fan when egg rolls have the vermicelli noodles in it. The long silky noodles give that extra melt in your mouth feel.
After the egg rolls, I got to try their Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Tamarind Soup with shrimp.
This was a sweet and sour soup filled with pineapple, bell peppers, tomato, jalapeño and shrimp. Despite having a lot of jalapeños, this was actually not a spicy soup at all. It was also very much more on the sweet side versus the sour side and this could be because of the bits of pineapple that could be found throughout the soup.
Up next was the caramelized pork in clay pot.
My palate was treated to some sweet and savory pieces of tender pork. The pork reminded me somewhat of Chinese chashu pork. It had the same sweetness to it that could be found in chashu. This dish goes very well with white rice.
Last but not least for the entrees I got to try was the tofu sautéed with vegetables.
I found this to be a good vegetarian dish and liked the variety of vegetables included. There was broccoli, carrots, snow peas and bok choy. It’s a very simple entree yet nice in flavor. It was another entree that paired well with white rice.
Overall, I found Four Sisters to be a restaurant that offers a good variety of Vietnamese dishes. They offer traditional Vietnamese appetizers and soups, savory meat entrees and healthy vegetarian dishes that all have a distinct quality and taste. It is not hard to see why Four Sisters is a place well-known in Virginia because there is a dish here for every type of tatsebud!
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(P.S I am Yelp review #786 😉