Category Asian

Bon Ton – Atlanta, GA

After an afternoon at Top Golf with our daughter and son-in-law, followed by some shopping, since we were already in town, it was time to head home. The original plan was to pick up some barbecue on the southside of 20, but, by not paying attention to Atlanta sports schedules, we found ourselves stuck in […]

Northern China Eatery – Doraville, GA

Late last year, Atlanta Magazine published a list of the 75 “Best Restaurants” and gave me 30+ places we hadn’t been, to try. We were heading back across town and I gave my beloved two cuisines to choose from (Asian or Latin). Yes, this was a broad choice, particularly as we were pulling off 285 […]

3+3 LanZhou Ramen – Kennesaw, GA

Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant – Doraville, GA

This week I found a new restaurant, of all places, in my inbox. This week’s Gravy for Breakfast email, from Southern Foodways Alliance, was all about Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant. I won’t reiterate the whole article, but this restaurant was born of the pandemic and has included Halal in their name and seen it make […]

Girl Diver – Atlanta, GA

For our anniversary, we were looking for some place new to try when I remembered hearing about Girl Diver, which opened in the Madison Yards development in late 2020. Originally announced as a Vietnamese / Cajun seafood place, it feels more general-Asian-meets-seafood-by-the-pound.  But I had heard they had a killer lobster roll, and I happen […]

Chauhan Ale & Masala House (Thanksgiving Edition) – Nashville, TN

As Thanksgiving got closer and closer, we realized that we would not have any kids home for the holiday and we had no other obligations, sSo we left town. We remembered hearing on the Biscuits and Jam podcast (from Southern Living, a podcast which I highly recommend) episode with Maneet Chauhan that her Chauhan Masala […]

Pho Ga Tony Tony – Norcross, GA

Several weeks ago in the AJC dining column, I saw a review of Pho Ga Tony Tony, a restaurant that opened here in 2019. It is styled similarly to Philadelphia’s famed Pho Ga Thanh Thanh. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as Pho Ga Tony Tony’s co-owner and executive chef Tony Le’s parents run the Philly […]

Qing Mu Noodle Company – Atlanta, GA

As we were heading towards the heart of Buckhead, I was, as always, looking for a new place to eat.  When we reached our shopping destination, I mentioned a couple of spots to my beloved and she was over-thrilled by none of them.  I made the decision, and headed back down West Paces Ferry to […]

Lan Zhou Ramen – Chamblee, GA

Back in October, I was heading down Buford Highway, looking for dinner, when I put “ramen” in Google maps. It led me to Lan Zhou Ramen.  Lan Zhou shares a parking lot with both Chef Liu and Supermercado Chicago (home of fantastic tamales at the counter in the back – and the best fresh masa […]

Takorea – Dunwoody, GA

Here’s a report from a recent visit to the Dunwoody location of Takorea, which is located in the middle of the Kroger parking lot at Chamblee-Tucker and 285.  I’ve eaten there several times over the last two years, most recently when our daughter had her daughter at Northside – and we’d come to visit, with […]