Georgia Magazine - February 2020 - 34

GEORGIA Cooks

By Jane F. Garvey

Adventures in eating
Buford Highway is Atlanta's global dining corridor

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t Seoul Plaza Center on Buford Highway (BuHi for short), just north of Interstate 285 in Atlanta, the aromas of Korean fare coming from Woo Nam Jeong
(aka Stone Bowl House)
House and Chinese cuisine coming from Man Chun
Hong perfume the air. On the plaza's lower level is one of Atlanta's best sushi restaurants, Sushi Hayakawa.
These three restaurants exemplify the international bounty of this
unique strip of highway that runs some 30 miles from Lenox and
Cheshire Bridge roads to the city of Buford.
The road's culinary highlights include markets-Buford
Highway Farmers Market in Doraville, Talpa Supermercado in Chamblee and City Farmers Market in Atlanta
and Chamblee are standouts for Asian and Hispanic
goods-as well as restaurants with signs in Spanish, Korean and Chinese. Along the way, a grumbling tummy can
be sated with a wide variety of dishes at most hours of the
day or night.
While the thoroughfare once boasted only a single Vietnamese
restaurant, today there are options. Co'm Vietnamese Grill (co'm
means "cooked rice") remains an Atlanta favorite for several dishes,

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Gu's Kitchen

Cold noodles are a staple of most authentic Chinese restaurants. Because they keep well in the refrigerator, they make a great snack and can accommodate almost any topping one might wish, especially peanuts
or raw veggies. Szechuan cold noodles will usually boast a bit of heat. If you can't find fresh Chinese noodles,
use whole-wheat angel hair pasta or buckwheat pasta.

COLD SZECHUAN´Ü║STYLE NOODLES

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1/2 cup chopped, roasted, unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup minced cilantro leaves, or to taste

Untangle the noodles from the package and
reserve. Bring 2 quarts water to boil and drop in the
noodles. Stir with the end of a wooden spoon (or,
ideally, chopsticks) and cook for about 20 seconds
(longer, until al dente, if using standard pasta). Drain
and rinse under cold water. Place in a large glass or
ceramic bowl and toss with the toasted sesame oil.
Top the noodles with the shredded carrots, bean
sprouts, rice vinegar and peanut butter or tahini and
toss. Add sea salt, soy sauce, hot chili oil, ginger and
garlic and toss. Scatter with scallions and toss again.
Top with chopped peanuts and cilantro. Serve cold.
Serves 4 as an appetizer or 2 as a main dish.

JENNIFER J. HEWETT

1/2 pound Chinese egg noodles or similar long, thin
pasta
2 quarts water
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, or more as needed
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons peanut butter or tahini (sesame paste)
Pinch freshly ground sea salt
1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon Szechuan hot chili oil, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon finely minced, peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon mashed fresh garlic
2 scallions, trimmed, minced, including some of the
green part



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