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Kong Luh

Kong Luh is a Chinese restaurant that stands out -- no small feat, considering the throng of mid-priced Chinese places plying us with Cantonese, Szechuan, and Mandarin dishes. Kong Luh, however, specializes in the Mongolian cooking of Northern China.

Its decor may be restrained, but the food is not. Kong Luh's vast menu offers Mongolian specialties such as boor-boor ($4.45 for six), a crisp and flavorful version of the typically greasy Peking dumplings on every Chinese menu in town. The unusual combination of celery pork noodles ($5.25) plays crisp celery against tender pieces of pork in a mildly spicy sauce. Cuan lamb soup, a traditional Mongolian lamb-noodle soup, is the most expensive item in the noodle category at $7.50.

Kong Luh, located at 9 Medford Street, in Arlington, is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Call 643-2456.

-- Adam Ried