Monday, April 20, 2009

Cheap Eats: Nak Dong Gang Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge DUCK! Winged bacon at Nak Dong Gang
  • DUCK! Winged bacon at Nak Dong Gang

It's a rare occasion when a food writer is in a position to introduce someone to his country's own cuisine. But that is exactly the situation I found myself in the other day when brunching at Nak Dong Gang Restaurant (7130 Buford Highway, Doraville, 770-242-0201). One of my companions was Gene Lee, the author of the formidable Atlanta food blog Eat Drink Man ... A Food Journal (www.eatdrinkman.blogspot.com). Lee's pristinely plated dishes, breathtaking photos and steadfast devotion to all things culinary make his site my undisputed favorite in the city. Given his prowess-especially with homespun Korean dishes inspired by his beloved mother's cooking-I was surprised to learn he'd never eaten Korean-style duck, the specialty at Nak Dong Gang. A visit was in order. So, we bypassed the brunch flapjacks in favor of birds that quack.

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