Northern China Eatery.

Northern China Eatery.

Here's a quick view from my time spent (with ) at Northern China.  Located in the shopping center across the street from Sweet Hut, and underneath the Italy Optical sits this small unassuming family ran restaurant.  Steven and Laurie had been going to Italy Optical for years prior to discovering their now "secret spot".  Frequenting Sweet Hut pretty often, I was surprised that I never noticed the unassuming signage before in passing.  Buford Highway is full of a bevy of Asian (and Hispanic). restaurants, so many that it can be a bit overwhelming unless you just know where to go. 

Shanghai Soup Dumplings.  Filled with pork and beautiful, rich ginger broth.  Although you will be super tempted to immediately pop one in your mouth...CAUTION: the broth inside is very hot and will burn. Order these earlier in dinner to allow them to cool off a bit prior to indulging. 

Shanghai Soup Dumplings. Filled with pork and beautiful, rich ginger broth.  Although you will be super tempted to immediately pop one in your mouth...CAUTION: the broth inside is very hot and will burn. Order these earlier in dinner to allow them to cool off a bit prior to indulging. 

Szechuan Spicy Fish Filet. Green onions, szechuan peppers all fried up together.  Its spicy, but it burns so good!  Be a thug and put one of the pepper seeds in your mouth, and crunch on it.

Szechuan Spicy Fish Filet. Green onions, szechuan peppers all fried up together.  Its spicy, but it burns so good!  Be a thug and put one of the pepper seeds in your mouth, and crunch on it.

Proper way to eat a soup dumpling: Carefully nibble the top off, then pour 1 maybe 2 drops of black vinegar inside....you're welcome.

Proper way to eat a soup dumpling: Carefully nibble the top off, then pour 1 maybe 2 drops of black vinegar inside....you're welcome.

Frequenting Northern China sometimes once a week, Steven and Laurie have built quite the report with the Chef, who simply goes by Uncle.  He came over to the table to explain to us the special dumplings he had sent out.  Rabbit.  Perks of knowing the Chef.

Frequenting Northern China sometimes once a week, Steven and Laurie have built quite the report with the Chef, who simply goes by Uncle.  He came over to the table to explain to us the special dumplings he had sent out.  Rabbit.  Perks of knowing the Chef.

This place has to have some of the best fried rice that I have ever tasted. Disregard the carnage peep the plates of fried rice!

This place has to have some of the best fried rice that I have ever tasted. Disregard the carnage peep the plates of fried rice!

Just a little peak into our feast.

Just a little peak into our feast.

I'm not a huge fan of lotus root, but marinated in chili sauce, and tossed with Sautéed onions will make anyone a fan.

I'm not a huge fan of lotus root, but marinated in chili sauce, and tossed with Sautéed onions will make anyone a fan.

Soon....I completely forgot what this was. lol. Just admire the picture.

Soon....I completely forgot what this was. lol. Just admire the picture.

 Going to a restaurant with people who know exactly what to order off of the menu. 

 Going to a restaurant with people who know exactly what to order off of the menu. 

The Man....Uncle

The Man....Uncle

Tupelo Honey.

Tupelo Honey.

Shake Shack.

Shake Shack.