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China Delight, Dim Sum, Atlanta


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China Delight, Dim Sum, Atlanta

dewdropper | Sep 3, 2006 11:14 PM

Good, solid dim sum. That rice soup concoction that comes via the metal cart, topped with crunchy bits and green onions, was the best I have ever had, any time, any where. And that include Yank Sing in San Francisco.

Other standouts: shark fin dumplings, meat-filled egg rolls, lovely jasmine tea, the almond dessert with pastel colored diced coconut-at least I think that's what it was, and the stand out was freshly baked egg custard tartlets. To. die. for.

There was lots more we saw that looked different from the standards at places like Happy Valley, which we will try on a subsequent visit.

A few non-food, atmosphere contrasts with Happy Valley. Better service. Definitely cleaner. Nicer decor. We arrived late, around 1pm, and while still busy, the noise level was manageable... I find while I love the dim sum at Happy Valley, it's not a relaxing meal. Too many small squealing units and a lot of pressure to check out one cart after another, at too fast a rate of speed for my taste.

I found myself, at China Delight, eating dim sum as it was meant. I ate slowly and thoroughly tasted my food and lingered long, drinking tea, until the pot was empty. My sidekick, who views all dim sum with suspicion and who requires loads of cajoling to even go to dim sum suprised me by saying this was one dim sum place to which he would return.

Going north on Buford Highway, there is a large billboard on the left side of the street that tells you how to get there, turning left I think on Chamblee-Tucker Road. Easy to find.

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