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Gu's Bistro Restaurant Review: Yiquan Gu's bistro hides in a nondescript strip mall along Atlanta's international Buford Highway, barely outside the Perimeter. But those in the know find it. Among hot and cold appetizers, the latter attract our attention, especially the slightly spicy Chengdu noodles, graced with loads of garlic, bean sprouts and scallions. Dried chili peppers give the dish just enough heat, although you may request their omission. Adventurous diners will find cold starters with rabbit, pork kidney, beef filet and tripe (called 'Husband & Wife'), and pickled bone-in chicken feet. Aromatic tea-smoked duck is as tender and sweet as candy, and it’s just one of the classical Szechuan selections that isn't enhanced with hot peppers. Alternatively, the sliced lamb with cumin can be ablaze with spicy peppers. We have also enjoyed a fish filet soup with cabbage and twice-cooked pork belly. Ice cream is available for dessert. Decent wines and beers are offered.