|I know, it looks like a total shit show on the outside|
|But Shockingly Nice on the Inside|
Those who know me and my inner culinary circle went through a difficult time on that leap day. My friend Jeff actually pushed back the closing of his house to dine at Chopstix on their last day. We don't take these things lightly. Some people may call that pathetic, I call it dedication.
Then we had the dumplings at Gu's and this happened.
|AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, "Taketh I-285 to Buford Highway North and go about 1/2 mile and you'll find this slice of heaven on your left"|
|Chinese food has so much tradition, The Shroud of Turin was found to have remnants of soy sauce near its mouth|
The Chengdu Cold Noodles are both sweet and spicy and may be even better than the dumplings. Jeff from the DR4 is in agreement. Fair warning, both of these dishes do pack a punch.
|The 2nd best export from Chengdu|
|Dan thought these were so nice, we had to name it twice|
Today we had the infamous Tea Smoked Duck (Bone In). And shockingly it's a duck smoked in tea. The meat is extremely tender and the smokey taste unique for duck. Now if you are a marginal fan of duck, I still implore you to order this. It is such a unique dish where the duck falls right off of the bone.
|Smoked to Perfection|
This little gem has become such a cult classic, they are opening up a dumpling shop at the new Krog Market in Inman Park. Not a bad transformation from Buford Highway shopping mall to the hipster Krog Market.
|Young Bill Gates "lost" his lunch money many times I bet|
|Only in America does this happen|
And if you go, go deep. At least 4 people and get the dumplings and Chendgu Cold Noodles. Then split a few "authentic" main courses. I also like the fact they acknowledge that the Chinese are horrendous at dessert so they threw in the towel and offer Ben and Jerry's.
Today's Footnote: If you like rock music from any era, I implore you to give the new-ish Queens of the Stone Age's album ....Like Clockwork a listen. It is true art. Josh Homme continues to be on of our most underrated musicians and I'm not sure why. I've always been a fan of QOTSA, but this album is the perfect culmination of all of their previous offerings. You're welcome.