Tea smoked duck with scallions and ginger.
While my dad was visiting we took a group out to Gu's Bistro, a fairly new Szechuan Chinese spot just OTP in a strip mall on Buford Highway. This is now one of my new favorites, mostly because of the unique, delicious dishes served and the huge menu. Gu's also offers dim sum set lunch meals available by reservation on some weekends. Once a large enough group makes a reservation, other smaller parties can too and the dim sum is served course by course individually, instead of on carts. I really want to do this soon! The smoked duck and cumin lamb were outstanding as was the eggplant, which had just the right level of spice without the grease that sometimes accompanies this dish. I will definitely be back. This is definitely a fun new destination in the Atlanta area.
Menu - they have a traditional Szechuan menu as well as the American favorites for your non-adventurous friends.
Eggplant with garlic sauce.
Cumin lamb - very spicy and delicious - not for those who can't handle a little heat!
Salt and pepper jumbo shrimp - just wondering, why no squid?!
Chengdu dumplings - Zhong style - delicious and flavorful.