Nori Nori

Nori Nori

The Highlight of the Meal?  Salmon Skewers

…And, A Variety of Seaweed Salads

Soft Serve Green Tea Ice Cream

This is the sole reason we made a return visit.  Seriously.

It was slightly icier on the second visit.  But, we still loved it.

We’ll happily pay the price of admission for this green tea ice cream.  It makes us happy.  And, it might just be the best soft serve green tea ice cream that we’ve ever tasted… more tastings will definitely be needed to be sure.

Soft Serve + Green Tea = Ice Cream Love

Nori Nori Japanese Buffet
6690 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA  30328
404 257 1288

Tokyo Bay Japanese Buffet

The sauces were unpleasantly (almost overwhelmingly) sweet on both the unagi and the agedashi tofu.

The fruit was nice.

Tokyo Bay Japanese Buffet
925 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076
678 352 9937

New Saigon Vietnamese Bistro

Black & White Tofu

This was crispy and brittle with the added richness of sesame seeds on the outside.  On the inside, silky smooth tofu melts delicately with your bite.  What’s not to love?

Beef  & Basil Salad

Topped with a generous amount of tender beef, this works.

Teramide Shrimp & Chicken

Teramide or Tamarind?

No, we should have gone with the Pepperlly Beef!!

Oh well, live and learn.

Desserts Included

New Saigon Vietnamese Bistro
3780 Old Norcross Road
Suite 106
Duluth, GA  30096
770 495 8828

DeliManjoo @ Buford Highway Farmers Market


Still yum…

If you eat them immediately, they’re delicately crisp on the outside.  The inside is dotted with just enough pastry cream to make them a special treat.  After a couple minutes of being bagged up, they get soft and a bit squishy.  That’s good, too.  And, 12 for just over $2.  You’ve gotta love ‘em.

Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340
770 455 0770

Georgia Olive Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Georgia Olive Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Chef’s Blend)

It’s quite mild, pleasantly smooth, and a tiny touch buttery.  If you’re looking for a light, bright, and mildly flavored olive oil, this will fit the bill.  It’ll add a light and lovely background note.  There will never be any fear that this olive oil will take over a dish.

At Buford Highway Farmers Market, it’s $28.99 for one 500 ml bottle.

Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Highway NE
Doraville, GA  30340
770 455 0770

Georgia Olive Farms
Lakeland, GA
229 482 3505

TJ House

Fried Basil & Oysters

Crispy fried oysters bursting with sweetness, brittle basil and golden brown slivers of garlic, we both loved every bite.

Spicy Chicken With Sichuan Sauce

Equally delicious, generously breaded chicken pieces were crisp, spicy and full of flavor.  Onions, scallions, red pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic and other spices kept us very happy from the first bite to the last.

Beef Tendon & Green Beans

Slivers of tender beef  tendon and green beans in sesame oil seasoned with red pepper flakes and chunks of spicy raw garlic started our meal.  With a great start like this, we knew good things were sure to follow.  And, they most certainly did.

TJ House Asian Cuisine
3780 Old Norcross Road
Suite 113
Duluth, GA 30096
470 545 0431

Haru Ichiban

Not Bad, Not Great

Over multiple visits,  the quality was more than a little bit inconsistent.  This was most easily noticeable with the uni and the unagi.  On one visit, the unagi was ice cold.  And, if we’re being picky, we might say the prep and plating was a bit sloppy.

Haru Ichiban
3646 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30096
770 622 4060


Peanut Butter Chip Cupcakes

Cupcakes Are Ridiculous

But, these are ridiculously delicious.

Depending on the mood of the day, we go for Peanut Butter Chip or Triple Cinnamon.  We just can’t help loving them.  They’re too good to resist.

Flavor of the Month:

(August 18-31, 2014)

3393 Peachtree Road
(Lenox Square Mall)
Atlanta, GA 30326
404 846 1599

El Taco Veloz

Chiles Rellenos + Scrambled Eggs

Still piping hot with crispy fried edges, we made the right choice.  Our decision to take a break and eat them on the spot started our very early morning off the right way.  Each burrito had two chiles generously stuffed with cheese.   The scent and taste of sweet corn was present in every bite.

Follow that up with a (giant-sized) super sweet, cinnamon-y horchata.  That’s a sure way to guarantee that someone will be bouncing off the walls for the immediate future.  We sure did brighten up our cloudy day.

El Taco Veloz

Huacatay Salsa

Huacatay Salsa
(Black Mint Sauce)

Rewarded by lingering, we found two varieties of huacatay salsa.

Hong Kong Supermarket
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30093
770 582 6800