China Kitchen, located in the O.G. of ATL’s Chinatown food courts, is now dishing out some of the most delish’ Bubble Tea, Dim Sum and other Northern China style dishes. Treat yourself to some of the best dishes on this side of the Great Wall without having to use those air miles!
Your favorite foodie’s favorite foodie knows to go the Chinatown Mall in Chamblee when they are hungry for culinary adventures. Once you walk by the Koi pond and the garden, you find yourself in a traditional Asian style food-court filled with vendors of every corner of Chinese cuisine, roasting ducks and serving up hot pots on the regular. Chong Qing, Hand-Picked Atlanta’s long time favorite Sichuan King, has now expanded into traditional handmade Dim Sum, Bubble Teas and other traditional Northern Chinese cuisine out of the brand new China Kitchen. .
China Kitchen is the kind of no-frills, no-nonsense establishment that keeps its eyes on the prize: serving up authentic Dim Sum and other eats to hungry Atlantans. True to form, the folks at China Kitchen make everything from scratch in house, even the wok sauce and those whose are familiar with the current crazes in the food world know that nothing is better than house made sauce!
Hot, sour, salty, sweet and full of flavors alien to our jejune western palettes, the Northern Chinese style cuisine served at this eatery has left our stomachs forever hungry for more. The first thing to do is choose from the many flavors of Bubble Tea, which is also known as pearl milk tea (on account of the little tapioca balls floating around the tea). Regular Bubble Tea is a good choice of Bubble Tea for rookies, while the pro move is ordering the Lychee. Of the many Dim Sum options served at China Kitchen, our favorite hands down is the Xiao Long Bao. Known to us Americans as “soup dumplings,” these handmade buns are served hand made to order and fresh as can be in steaming bamboo wicker baskets. We also recommend the sweet and sour pork ribs if you want a true fall of the bone experience. You are also guaranteed a win with an order of the Clay Pot, steaming full of even more comfort than Grandma's. Oh and don’t be worried – the menu on the wall may be 100% in Chinese script, but they’ve got a dual language menu at the counter for perusing all the other delicious dishes as well. You’ll also have a bowl of hot and sour soup to keep your hunger at bay while you wait for the dumplings (we know what you came for…) in addition to endless portions of fluffy white rice at your disposal as well, because – trust us – you’re going to want this meal to last.
China Kitchen can be a little tricky to find if you're unfamiliar with The Chinatown Mall. Enter through the two big stone lions at the front of the mall, and walk forward through the glass doors to the left. (After soaking in the breathtaking garden and Koi pond to the right, of course.)