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Pung Mie report (Atlanta)

Andrew in Alabama | Nov 12, 200202:43 PM

I had my two kids (4 and 2) with me on Sunday, and decided to take them to Atlanta for a little fun for them, and a little fun for Dad.

We had lunch at Pung Mie on Buford Highway. One of our destinations in Atlanta was the Peachtree Dekalb airport, so the location was great. Chinese is usually a good bet for the kids, they like egg drop soup and fried rice. That is exactly what I ordered for them, but I have to say the fried rice was so good that I ate about half of it myself.

My 4 year old ate a ton of it, which is a HUGE vote of confidence... he's a picky eather, and also a ton of the egg drop soup (they were even fighting over the tofu in the soup.) My 2 year old ate her share also. The soup was just great, with real deep flavor, lots of "stuff" in it, and even a shrimp.

I forgot to mention that when you sit down you are presented with a plate of (pretty tame) kim chi and pickled green vegetable of some sort. Both were tasty and a nice extra.

Dad (me) ordered the braised chicken, as I had seen it recommended on chowhound. Well, it IS chicken, but it is NOT braised. It is fried, with a gloppy red sauce. Not terrible, but not great either. Definitley not up to the quality of the rice or soup. I also ordered the steamed dumplings, as I had seen them recommended lots of places. Frankly, I did not see anything special about these. The kids liked the filling, though. Perhaps they have other fillings? I'd be willing to try them again if they did a shrimp version.

My recommendation based on my one very limited visit to this restaurant: Stick to basics and you can't go wrong. Next time I'll try Mongolian Beef, as this is my favorite Chinese-style dish of all time.

Happy eating


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