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JENNIFER J. HEWETT

JENNIFER J. HEWETT

AMY SCHNEIDER

especially its green papaya salad. Pho 24, open until 6 a.m. daily at the Chamblee
location, now has nearly a dozen locations from Chamblee to Buford. Bearing the
name of the last queen of Vietnam, Nam Phuong is one of the standouts in Vietnamese fare. The classic Vietnamese sandwich, bánh mì, has worked its way into the
American culinary repertoire. But while every Vietnamese restaurant offers them,
the most popular may be those at Lee's Bakery in Atlanta.
Stalwarts include Havana Sandwich Shop, a longtime favorite for devotees of
Cuban sandwiches, and the launch pad of El Taco Veloz, which now has multiple
locations.
Mexican cuisine is a vital part of this culinary scene. Start at Plaza Fiesta, near
Brookhaven, and you'll feel as though you've taken a plane to Mexico. The vibrant
shopping center teems with families and offers a food court and a large market.
Farther up Buford Highway, Mariscos El Malecón in Atlanta and Mariscos El
Veneno in Doraville epitomize the Mexican way with seafood. And for tacos, don't
miss El Rey del Taco in Doraville, which is open into the wee hours.
Chinese restaurants along Buford Highway get specific about their fare. You may
sample cooking from Taiwan at La Mei Zi in Doraville (check out the weekend buffets
for great deals), northern China (Northern China Eatery in Doraville) and the Sichuan province (Gu's Kitchen in Chamblee and Masterpiece in Duluth).
Masterpiece has long drawn raves for
its fare. Chef/owner Rui Liu was nominated
as a 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist for
Best Chef: Southeast. His restaurant's menu
changes routinely, but if there's a pork belly
dish offered, grab it.
In the same Duluth shopping strip is
Xin's Chinese Cuisine, also family-operated.
Chef Xin Zhao does a great job with hot pots
(a variety of ingredients-the pork intestine is
outstanding-cooked in a simmering broth).
For plated dishes, the scallion pancake and
stuffed eggplant rate kudos.
Want to try dim sum? Canton House Chinese Restaurant in Chamblee and Dim Sum
Heaven in Doraville are local favorites.
BuHi is home to bakeries and tea houses
as well. Sweet and savory delights abound in
Doraville at White Windmill Bakery & Cafe
and Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe and at
panaderías tucked about. For tea, try the
bubble tea (boba) at Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea
in Doraville. Tea House Formosa in Atlanta
sets the standard for the contemporary take on
El Rey del Taco
this kind of cultural and culinary institution.

JENNIFER J. HEWETT

Whatever you're hungry for, you can find it on Buford Highway.

Chef/owner Jason Chang shares the jja jang
mein at Man Chun Hong.

Dish Korean Cuisine in Chamblee
and Yet Tuh in Doraville capture the
many flavors that make Korean cuisine
special. At Dish, you'll love the seafood
pancake, a Korean classic, but don't miss
the fried chicken.
Besides Mexican fare, other Latin
cuisines include Colombian (Las Delicias de la Abuela in Doraville), Peruvian
(Costa Verde in Norcross) and Dominican. In Norcross at the intersection of Buford Highway and Norcross-Tucker Road,
you'll find Boga Latin Cuisine. Owner
Tirso Benitez, from the Dominican
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