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Chamblee: China Delight

China Delight is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Chamblee that I hadn't tried until today. I had heard good things about it from my students but it somehow never made it into the rotation. The parking lot was full but I didn't have a problem getting a table. Although the outside of the building is pretty plain, the interior decor is pretty nice in a Chinese restaurant sort of way.

Since I was there for Sunday lunch, I had to try at least a little dim sum, and I have a well-known weakness for bao. Busy times are, of course, the best time to have dim sum---the little plates leap off the cart and everything is fresh. These bao definitely hit the spot.

My main mission, however, was mu shu pork. For the past few days, I've been on a stereotypical ethnic food run: tandoori, etc. This mu shu was also very fresh (pancakes that sit around before they get to me are very frustrating, which wasn't the case here). I was in such a lowbrow mood that I loaded them with plum sauce. I heartily enjoyed every bite. This visit wasn't the ultimate test, given that the bao probably came from a factory and mu shu isn't exactly the most gourmet dish in the Chinese repertoire. But I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be back.


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