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Cuban Burger: Palomilla’s

Four years ago, a couple of childhood friends of mine lived in a condo complex off Spalding Drive in Norcross while in college. We used to come over and go to this plaza next door where they have a few restaurants to get something to eat. One of those eating places was Palomilla’s Cuban Grill House. A sit-down, full service restaurant, we were a little apprehensive to come in at first given our college budgets. We soon found out the prices are actually cheap, and if you get the lunch special, meals became more affordable.

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Since then, this place has been one of my go-to places for good Cuban food. Ever had a Cuban Burger? A Cuban burger (Frita Cubana) is an awesome burger that must be on your own 100 Dishes To Eat. It’s been my favorite thing to eat here. First, the huge, juicy patty is mixed with onions, peppers and spices. It is topped with canned potato sticks (for crunch and fun) then served in a huge, super soft, sesame seed bun. Call it a burger on steroids. It is a delicious, savory burger you’ll have to eat before you die. (Incidentally, I’m coming out with a CDA100 list — my very own 100 must-eat-mostly-ethnic food in Atlanta. Watch out for it.)

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

But that’s not all that’s good here. In fact, everything is good. The Masas De Cerdo comes with cubes of tender pork that have been marinated in spices and mojo sauce. These aren’t the typical jaw-breaking pork cubes you see at other places. Here, the crispy on the outside, deep-fried meat has a juicy, tender interior. Topped with sauteed onions and comes with rice, a cup of black beans, and a side of sweet plantains, this delicious $12.95 plate is an awesome value.

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Chuletas De Cerdo. Another favorite of mine. This comes with two tender pork chops that have been marinated in tropical juices and then cooked on a grill. The Filete De Pollo, a flattened chicken filet marinated in mojo sauce then grilled is also a favorite. Very tasty. And so is the Vaca Frita which is grilled tender flank steak. The Paella? Fantastic is an understatement. And if you happen to have someone not as adventurous, let them get the chicken tenders or the chicken filet. Best chicken tenders!

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

Pallomilla's Cuban Grill House

You all know I’m not a big dessert eater so I usually get the empanadas to cap off my meal. Flaky crust, delicious meat filling. Enough said. Oh and my friends seem to love the preserved guavas served with a block of cream cheese. Sounds unusual but the flavors really work together. Oh and if you’re wondering how to eat this dessert — get a piece of guava, put a small dollop of cream cheese on top, then take it all in your mouth!

Now go get a Cuban Burger. By the way… it’s not on the menu :)

Palomilla’s Cuban Grill House
Norcross Location:
6470 Spalding Dr
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 242-0078
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Johns Creek Location:
11030 Medlock Bridge Rd
Jonhs Creek, Ga 30097
678.710.8343
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Tofu Kitchen

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

Just when you thought we have enough Korean restaurants in these parts already, another one gets born. The Duluth area of Johns Creek is surprisingly void of any Korean restaurants despite having Super H nearby, save for a fried chicken joint next door. So imagine how excited I’ve been waiting for this place to open.

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

Located directly across from Super H, Tofu Kitchen opened a week ago with no fanfare yet it’s already crazy busy during lunch time. The menu is small and very easy to navigate. They have the usual tofu soups, combo meals, grilled meats, and other popular menu items such as bibimbap and tonkatsu.

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

The soondubu here are okay. Although thin and a tad watery, they are hearty nonetheless: loads of silky, soft tofu and lots of meat. Get the medium or spicy kind to kick up the flavor just a notch.

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

Tofu Kitchen (Duluth/Johns Creek)

The grilled meats are phenomenal. I love the marinade they use — perfect combination of sweet and savory. The meats are good quality, too, with just the right amount of fat. You won’t go wrong with either the galbi or bulgogi.

Definitely the perfect place to relax and eat comforting food after crazy shopping days at the supermarket across the street. I seriously think this is going to be a trend: Johns Creek/Duluth will be the next area where Korean businesses will be expanding tremendously. Mark my word.

Tofu Kitchen
10900 Medlock Bridge Rd.
#402
Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 814-7747

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Liu Fu

Liu Fu (Johns Creek)

Before Liu Fu, there was China Inn in Chamblee. It was an institution and was around longer than I have been alive. For 30 years, it made a foothold in Atlanta offering Americanized Sichuan food. Until one day, they decided to close shop, open a posher digs, and go fine dining: fancier look and fancier prices.

Like most Chinese restaurants, there are two menus here. The readily available Americanized, English one, and the “secret” Chinese one where you have to either know how to read Chinese or bring someone who does. The servers aren’t really good with translations and most times, they are harried or just don’t have time to explain intensive offerings. Don’t worry, most of the items on the Chinese menu are also on the English one.

Sichuan food is characterized by the liberal use of Sichuan peppers (which don’t necessarily make the dishes spicy) and Sichuan pepper oil. I’ve read so many reviews complaining about the oiliness of Sichuan dishes. Liberal use of Sichuan pepper oil. Remember that.

Liu Fu (Johns Creek)

While still delicious, the Americanized version of Sichuan dishes here make the flavors subtle especially when ingredients such as pickled vegetables (sour) and dried meats (salty) are used. Three of the must-eat here are the Velvet Fish, Double Cooked Pork Belly, and Tea Smoked Duck. The Velvet Fish uses filets of fish and crisp vegetables that are poached in light sauce. The poaching makes the fish so velvety. The Double Cooked Pork Belly uses the good part of the bacon which is smoked then stir-fried with leeks and scallions. The pork has a smoky taste and the greens have a slight sweetness in them. Delicious.

Liu Fu (Johns Creek)

Black tea leaves are used to smoke the duck in the Tea Smoked Duck. This gives the duck an earthy flavor and makes the meat succulent. I like that you can taste the tea all the way to the bone. Yummy. A key to eating Sichuan dishes is with plain, steamed, white rice so you can taste all the flavors of the dish. Do that.

I cannot explain why there are three Sichuan restaurants in Johns Creek/Duluth, on the same road, within two miles of each other. All the better for us. Go try Sichuan food if you’ve never had it before. You’ll like it.

Liu Fu
11625 Medlock Bridge Rd Map.162480c
Duluth, GA 30097
(678) 957-8889

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Red Velvet French Toast

Do I have your attention now? :)

Egg Harbor Cafe

This teeny, tiny slice of heaven on earth packs on over 800 calories. But it’s all so worth it. Coming in at about 4 inches across and a mere one inch thick, it is the most talked about, most adored, most delectable dessert breakfast item at Egg Harbor Cafe. A super moist, not-too-sweet slice of red velvet cake with cream cheese filling that is dipped in French toast batter and then grilled. Delicious is an understatement.

Don’t share. Get one for yourself because, trust me, one slice is never gonna be enough for you.

Go. Now!

Egg Harbor Cafe
10270 Medlock Bridge Pky
Johns Creek, GA 30022
(770) 807-8018

5920 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 389-9915

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New Saigon Vietnamese Bistro

No, really, it’s called New Saigon. And it’s also new… ish. It’s located next door to Super H (Johns Creek) in the same strip mall. It’s so nice inside. Prices are very reasonable. Food is okay, not mind-blowing good, but not bad either.

New Saigon (Johns Creek)

They use good cuts of meat. The porkchop is thick (for a strip mall standard) and well marinated. The beef is tender and juicy. The combination plates are a good deal because they come with meat, fried eggs, salad and rice. I’m not a big fan of their (or any Vietnamese) crushed (or broken) rice because it’s grittier than regular rice. Broken rice originated from way back in Asia (among those developing nations) when rice became scarce. My uncle taught Agriculture in Saigon in the 70s (he showed them the American way of rice production). At that time he said the good rice was harvested and processed then shipped to fancy French restaurants and to those people who could afford to buy them. The more affordable (read: lower grade) broken rice were bagged for the masses. Me, I just never liked the texture. I like soft, chewy Korean/Japanese or Jasmine rice.

New Saigon (Johns Creek)

The summer rolls make really great appetizers. You get three in an order. They’re light, refreshing, and filled with plump, fresh shrimp. The thick, soy-peanut sauce is also quite good — it has just the right sweet-salty combination.

New Saigon (Johns Creek)

I really like the rice vermicelli bowls (bún) here. You can top them with your choice of meat. I like that the noodles are well prepared — they don’t stick to each other. They’re not gooey, gluey, and wet. It’s just like when Italian pasta is boiled the right way. Drizzle it with the accompanying sweet-sour fish sauce and you have a fantastic meal in a bowl.

New Saigon (Johns Creek)

Last thing. Every meal comes with a free dessert. Ice cream or flan (egg custard). Don’t scoff. The flan is amazing!

New Saigon Vietnamese Bistro
10820 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Ste 110
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(770) 495-8828

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