Nam Phuong – 01-09-2024

Thanks for the invite to dinner!  It was a great time meeting and eating with some smart, and accomplished folks in the Atlanta and D.C. AAHPI scene.  The Buford Hwy corridor definitely has so many communities and stories.  Congrats to Mayor John Park of Brookhaven for being the first Asian American mayor in all of […]

Holiday (Asian) Food 2023

Just thought I’d close off the year with a simple post of some of the great food I ate this holiday season.  Spoiler alert, it’s just the normal places we’d eat on a regular week! 🙂  So many amazing affordable Asian places to eat at in Atlanta. Hot Cafe If you’re ever near or going […]

Random Food!

Here are random things that I’ve been fortunate enough to have eaten recently from our lovely food paradise that is Metro Atlanta! I know I’m biased, but until you’ve driven around looking around for good Asian food in cities around the southeast, you don’t know how good we got it.  Anyways, here’s random dishes I […]

Tofu House Book Chang Dong – Duluth, GA

2550 Pleasant Hill Rd​ #101 Duluth, GA 30096 Normally open from about 10am -10pm most days. As you can tell, I really like Korean food.  I think most in my family and circle of friends do as well.  There’s just something about the flavor for the Asian palate.  I could probably eat it every day […]

Arte 3 – Suwanee, GA

1291 Old Peachtree Rd NW Suwanee, GA 30024 Next to Gop Chang on Fire, Closes at Midnight I think this place might be our new birthday hangout spot.  Instead of spending upwards of $40 on a single small cake from Mozart, roughly $9 per waffle and ice cream combo could satisfy any sweet cravings.  My […]

Banh Mi Cafe – Duluth, GA

3512 Satellite Blvd NW, Duluth, GA 30096 Opens at 9am-8pm every day! I do love banh mi Vietnamese subs.  I once ate 5 on a college football game watching Saturday.  For some reason I kept on forgetting about this place 10 minutes from me, but instead would drive all the way to Lee’s Bakery down […]

Gop Chang on Fire – Suwanee, GA

1291 Old Peachtree Rd NW #205 Suwanee, GA 30024 Closed on Mondays, Opens from 4pm – 2am on other days! Gop Chang is down the road from me on Old Peachtree Rd in the Assi shopping center.  I remember when the grocery store opened ages ago and it was the only thing in the entire […]

Naan and Curry – Duluth, GA

3083 Breckinridge Blvd #210 Duluth, GA 30096 Only closed on Mondays, they do have a lunch Buffet, but best is ordering fresh! Where to begin?  I go to Naan and Curry a lot!  It’s usually on my weekly rotation up here in Gwinnett.  When I was a young person I didn’t like sushi or Indian […]

Don Pedro – Gwinnett County, GA

STATUS: Pleasant Hill one CLOSED! Buford Hwy Still Open! 1475 Pleasant Hill Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30044 There are 3 locations that I know of in Gwinnett.  I still can’t understand how this part of town is Lawrenceville! 🙂 The one we like going to (Don Pedro III) stays open forever.  On one day, the hours […]

Rain Thai and Sushi Bar – Atlanta, GA

2345 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE suite 6, Atlanta, GA 30324 I’ve had the curry duck here twice!  I like it, as I’m a fan of the massaman type of sweet curry.  It might not be for everyone, but I think the pineapple and grapes really add to it.  The crispiness of the duck skin was […]

Pho Lanxang – Forest Park, GA

STATUS: CLOSED 🙁 4571 Jonesboro Rd Forest Park, GA 30297 Closed on Mondays, but open from 11am-8pm every other day Where can you get authentic Lao food in Atlanta?  Pho Lanxang off Jonesboro Rd near the airport is a great spot.  In picking spots to eat at, I always ask myself, “Is this the type […]

Cafe Mozart Bakery

2790 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd Suite 120 Suwanee, GA 30024 I think there are at least 6 Cafe Mozart bakery/dessert places in Georgia.  Scattered about the metro area, they can be found in stand alone buildings, inside Super H Marts, and nestled in the many Korean shopping centers in Gwinnett.  Much like every other coffee shop, […]

Trader Joe’s Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Trader Joe’s Organic Sriracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce According to the website: price and availability may have changed. 🙁 This was my favorite sauce for everything a few years ago.  I say it in the past tense, because I think it might be R.I.P. time for this elixir of goodness.  The Trader Joe’s website […]

Batavia – Doraville, GA

3640 Shallowford Rd Doraville, GA 30340 Open Everyday from 10am – 11:30pm I really like Indonesian food, the flavor is very similar to our own home cooking.  Batavia is great because it’s a spin on the southern “1 meat and two veggies” plate.  I always run into a familiar face getting lunch because it’s a […]

The Halal Guys – Chamblee, GA

4929 Buford Hwy NE Chamblee, GA 30341 This place was crazy busy when it first opened.  Things have gone back to normal, and you never see lines wrapped around the building anymore.  I do like this type of food.  It’s a bit dry and plain to me though, as I really think Pita Palace is […]

Boba Mocha – Duluth, GA

2628 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 100 Duluth, GA 30096 Open Everyday from about 11am – 10pm Being Asian (Lao), we really don’t crave sweet stuff after every meal (besides fresh fruit) but it’s nice every now and then to find baked goods that won’t land you in a sugar coma. 🙂  The ample slice of […]

Pita Palace – Atlanta, GA

1658 Lavista Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Open everyday except Saturday! On the corner of Briarcliff and LaVista is Pita Palace, a great place for Israeli/Middle Eastern food.  I really like the softness of the pita bread, and the spice level of the spread.  You can definitely taste the minced jalapenos.  So if you just […]

Paris Baguette – Duluth, GA

3492 Satellite Blvd Duluth, GA 30096 Open everyday from 8am onward! I like this place because it’s wide open seating without all the hustle and bustle and craziness of Sweet Hut.  However the shelves are often bare though.  Visiting in the evening there isn’t as much variety or quantity in the baked goods like Mozart […]

Puras Tortas $.50 Tacos! :)

STATUS: No Longer $.50 cents!! 🙁 Plaza Fiesta Food Court 4166 Buford Hwy NE Atlanta, GA 30345 Puras Tortas is in the food court!  Get some tacos and play some classic games in the arcade! 🙂 Doing anything Wednesday? Because there’s a place that has $.50 tacos every Wednesday/Miercoles!!  The tacos are a bit smaller […]

Danthai – Lawrenceville, GA

851 Oak Rd SW #89Lawrenceville, GA 30044 One of my favorite places for “home cooking” Thai food.  There is something to be said about comfort food from all cultures–nothing fancy in the presentation, the point is to eat and be happy. 🙂

Madras Chettinaad – Alpharetta, GA

4305 State Bridge Rd #108 Alpharetta, GA 30022 I like this buffet.  Pretty spicy and they have a lot of items.  Unlike my Naan and Curry, they have your staple salad with the tamarind sauce.

The Gop – Duluth, GA

STATUS: CLOSED 2605 Pleasant Hill Rd #400 Duluth, GA 30096 I really like this place.  The meat tastes different than Gop Chang on Fire, but the sides are what makes this one stand out.  The other advantage is that there’s never really a long wait.

Lao Street Food – Lawrenceville, GA

Hello everyone. This year (and life) has really flown by. Cleaning up all my website stuff and thought I would migrate all the posts from my dusty food blog over here on my main site. STATUS: CLOSED 706 Grayson Hwy # 202 Lawrenceville, GA 30046