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East Pearl

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1810 Liddell Lane Duluth, GA 30096 678-380-0899


Pinning down optimum dim sum is a never-ending hunt: The chefs at Chinese restaurants constantly hop from one kitchen to the next without warning. Right now we'll put our money on Duluth's East Pearl, oddly lodged in a faux Alpine chalet. Beyond standards like har gow (plump shrimp dumplings) and shumai (crinkly, open-faced pork bundles), look for variations stuffed with scallops and chives or a rich combo of pork, shrimp, and peanuts. And for a memorable finale, keep an eye out for a wooden bucket parked in a corner of the dining room: It contains silky homemade tofu that a friendly server spoons into a bowl and covers with spicy-sweet ginger syrup.

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