It seems like as soon as I discover and fall in love with a restaurant in this town, it changes its menu or closes. I loved the Taiwanese TJ House in Duluth when I first tried it, but before I could even return for round two, I heard that they had changed their menu entirely and were serving Cantonese food instead of Taiwanese. (I think they have even closed entirely since then.)
So I was pleased to find out that some of the folks behind the old TJ House had opened a new spot in Doraville called La Mei Zi. I was even more pleased to learn that they served a lunch buffet on the weekends. I love me a good buffet, especially an Asian one!
I’m happy to report that my friend and I were both quite pleased by La Mei Zi’s buffet, so hopefully they don’t shut down anytime soon. The buffet included several soups, about a dozen or so main dishes, and a few desserts. They also served free plum juice with the buffet. The dishes were a mix of Americanized and more traditional fare. I truly think it would please any palate.
When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and seated, and the kind woman also took the time to explain to us what was on the buffet and where everything was located. It was great because I wouldn’t have found the free plum juice without her since it was over on the bar away from the main buffet area.
Standout items on the buffet for me included the sweet potato noodles, sesame chicken, winter melon soup and Chinese bread with sweetened, condensed milk for dessert. The fresh peaches put out for dessert were also super sweet and juicy. Other items on the buffet included a few other soups, spring rolls, dumplings, sautéed cabbage, some other vegetable sides, fried chicken wings, chicken roasted with wine, braised tofu, as well as fish, shrimp and beef dishes.
The buffet is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On other days of the week (except Tuesdays when they are closed) you can order some tasty Taiwanese treasures from their lunch and dinner menus. I definitely want to hit up the buffet again to try more of the dishes! There were way too many to try them all at once.Tags: Atlanta, Buffet, Buford Highway, Chinese, Georgia, La Mei Zi, Taiwanese