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Food Terminal

5000 Buford Hwy. NE, Ste. B201 (Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.) Send to Phone
678-353-6110
Food Terminal offers standout Malaysian fare in a bright, intelligently designed space.

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Open daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
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Food Terminal, Chamblee, GA

Food Terminal Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant and décor: With its professionally conceived and executed décor, Food Terminal is a world apart in the looks department compared with most other Buford Highway restaurants. Walls sport gray-brown wood paneling; generous fenestration admits lots of natural light during the day; and the ceilings and walls are festooned with Asian language characters that add a decorative element. Seating is either at the bar; at tables in the dining room; or on a large outdoor semi-covered patio.

About the food: Co-owners Amy Wong (executive chef) and Howie Ewe's restaurant embraces a wide range of Malaysian and other Asian dishes, drawn from traditional home-style and street fare cooking. Flip through the huge menu, a multi-page glossy magazine with color photos of dishes. Mark your preferences on a piece of paper that lists every option by number. Start with achat, a tangle of crisp, mildly spicy pickled vegetables dusted with peanut powder. Noodles are a signature item; we enjoyed six-hour braised beef on noodles in a rich beef broth and on another occasion garlic noodles with lump crab. Five-spice seasoned pork belly with tofu and soft-boiled egg cooked in soy sauce graced a mound of rice. Tangy fermented mustard greens and sambal, a gently spiced red paste, contributed zest. A singularly tasty classic Malaysian beef rendang immerses tender meat morsels in a thick, robust sauce. Among vegetable selections are watercress prepared with black bean sauce, asparagus, eggplant and Chinese broccoli. Get the mango sticky rice for dessert.

About the drinks: Nonalcoholic beverages include juices, unusual sodas and fine hot teas. Asian, local craft and national and international beer brands as well as saké and just two red wines are on the drinks list. Guests may bring their own wine (and we suggest bringing glasses, too). The corkage fee is $20.



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