September 28, 2022

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Cooking is a hobby

A visit to Atlanta’s Big Boss Chinese

Food at Big Boss Chinese
Image: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

If you’re hunting for a inventive take on the Chinese American meals that has played a interesting purpose in the country’s tradition and delicacies, head to Big Boss Chinese on 10th Road.

Why it issues: Late final yr, celebrated chef Person Wong opened Big Boss Chinese, his very long-awaited interpretation of Chinese American foodstuff, in the exact same Midtown cafe room in which his mother owned and operated Chinese Buddha.

The menu: Typical Chinese, from Normal Tso’s to Lo Mein, with sides like no-frills egg rolls, potstickers or spicy wonton dumplings, and crab rangoon and hot and bitter soup.

  • Each individual traditional dish can be served vegetarian as well. I opted for extra spicy vegetarian Common Tso’s chicken and was delighted by the crispiness and the just-right blend of flavors and sauce.

The vibe: Gentleman, what a vibe. Sam Worley of Atlanta Journal stated Major Boss’ “alien-green fluorescent lights, its mirrored partitions, and its plastic banquettes” make the Elizabeth Ingram-designed eating space really feel like a “mall meals courtroom by way of ‘Stranger Issues.’” That is quite apt!

  • For me, I saved looking at a typical Chinese diner on a side avenue in the “Blade Runner” universe.

The verdict: Cherished it. In all probability gonna purchase it tonight.

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