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Atlanta. Frank Ma's --'China Kitchen' UPHILL ALERT!!!

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Atlanta. Frank Ma's --'China Kitchen' UPHILL ALERT!!!

Steve Drucker | Sep 21, 2005 04:12 PM

Frank Ma's is closed. Two of his staff have taken over the 'China Kitchen' stall in the Chinatown Square Food Court.

You may or may not recogonize Frank's former dumpling chef with his stocky build and shaved head; but you will probably recognize his wife who waited tables at Frank Ma's.

Today tried the Soup Dumplings, Onion Cake and Chive Dumpling--all as good if not better than ever.

There is an expanded menu section called 'Pastry Noodles' which is this chef's specialty. I would trust everything in this section.

Much of the rest of the menu mirrors that of Frank Ma's. The Home Style Tofu was ok. Like Frank Ma's it included leek greens. Unlike Frank Ma's, it had ground pork and a brown sauced base. I preferred the Frank Ma's version.

Everything came with complimentary home style egg drop soup with a fresh plum tomato (how much more home style can you get?)

For reference, when you walk into the Chinatown Square Food Court, the bbq stall is on the extreme front right. Then working counter clockwise, across the rear wall (parallel to and facing New Peachtree Road) are several stalls. The China Kitchen stall is on the left end of the stalls on the rear wall, with its counter backwall painted deep red, immediately to the right of the rest rooms.

And the soup dumplings, well, they are about as good as there are anywhere.

(Its also our understanding that one of the other two Frank Ma's chefs will be staying with the location which is anticipated to be re-opening under new ownership around 'Oct. 1').

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