5283 Buford Hwy Ne, Doraville, GA | Directions 3034033.896899 -84.281464
Yummy Yummy – So far, everything we have tried has been delicious with the exception of the soup in the pot. Kind of bland...but the scallion pie and the soup dumplings and the bread surely made up for it. Love this place...nice and clean and the food is yummy.
Atlanta’s dumpling champ gets a new space. – In Short
Moving from a shack-like standalone location in a parking lot, to an actual restaurant in the same strip mall, the reason people flock to Chef Liu’s is still the same: the Shanghai soup buns. Or any dumplings for that matter. Soup dumplings, or Xiao long bao, are exactly what you the name suggests: fluffy buns that are filled with meat and soup. They look like the normal suspect until you bite into them and it’s a juicy explosion. Pan fried pork dumplings are magically crispy on the bottom, but somehow still chewy and doughy on top while traditional steamed pork buns taste like something you’d find in San Francisco or Chinatown in New York. If you stray from dumpling side of things, the hot and spicy cold noodle warrants a try, a dish of cool, thick egg noodles that are one part tang, one part spice. A nice, contrasting app before the hot dumplings arrive.
Dumplings, baby. – Ever had soup dumplings? Yeah, us either. But after reading about these bad boys in the loafing, we had to scope them for ourselves. Now honestly, they're kind of a weird thing to understand at first. They're steamed dumplings... with what? Soup inside them? How the hell is that even possible?
Well it is, and they are delicious. The dumplings are small enough to barely fit in your mouth with one bite, but we suggest taking a smaller nibble at first, then "slurping" the soup from inside the dumpling, savoring it... then chowing on the rest. Think of it this way, it's a like a smaller, steamed potsticker thats just super-juicy.
As for the rest of the menu, cold noodles are slightly tangy and slightly spicy, and the pan fried dumplings were the best I've ever had. Crispy on the outside, chewy and doughy on the top. I could have eaten an entire plate of them.
Service was kind, they took credit cards, and the interior was clean and welcoming. A keeper on all accounts.
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