This bustling restaurant in the heart of the International District has a wide range of Chinese cuisine, but I always go for their Canton-style stone-pot dishes. Choices include seafood with black bean, braised tofu with vegetables, shrimp paste with pork belly and tofu, seafood with pumpkin, soft tofu with shrimp cake, eggplant in Szechuan sauce, roast duck with bitter melon—the list is big and goes from pretty tame to very adventurous. The stone pot cooks all the ingredients together in a delicious savory gravy and keeps the food sizzling. Your taste buds will be delighted. (Hong Kong Bistro, 507 Maynard Ave S,, 11 am–2 am)