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Restaurant Review: Haru Ichiban

In case your’e wondering what Haru Ichiban means in Japanese, the translation is “The First Gale of Spring”.  Haru Ichiban is also the name of a Japanese restaurant in Duluth, Georgia which is slowly turning in to the local “Korea/Asia Town”.  Good thing I LOVE Korean/Asian food!  (But let’s face it, is there any food …

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Beijing's Most Famous Dish: Peking Roast Duck (北京烤鴨)

There is an actual saying that no visit to Beijing is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Roast Duck.  The Beijing (or formerly Peking) Roast duck has been around since the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and initially was one of the main dishes served for the imperial courts.

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Gu’s Bistro (Now, Gu’s Kitchen)

Gu’s Bistro (Now, Gu’s Kitchen) – Now, if you’re not familiar with Szechuan (or aka Sichuan) cuisine (四川菜), a quick overview is that the flavor is bold, and commonly spicy.  A popular style is called Mala (麻辣) and is basically a mixture of spicy and numbness (from the Chinese peppercorns added in Mala dishes).  If you’re interested in awesome Mala dishes, …

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