Friday, May 20, 2016

Pings Place - Great Wall Supermarket - Duluth Atlanta Georgia

You can find Ping's Place at 2300 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096 in the Great Wall Supermarket about a block west of Satellite Blvd where it crosses Pleasant Hill Rd. I've written my last two reviews about two other business in this same food court - you'll find it on the left along the entire wall of food businesses.

As mentioned previously, I met with a group of friends for a lunch UYE at the Great Wall Supermarket hosted by Tuong Vi P ( - basically about a dozen of us sampled various treats from one of about 5-6 restaurants in the food court. This food court specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine so you'll see variations of dumplings, saucy dishes, pork belly and Chinese BBQ. The Saturday was extremely busy with a full market and full food court - it took some time to gather together the many tables we needed and people kept coming to join our group.

Ping's Place specializes in Taiwanese food and much like the other places in this exceptional food court, is a counter-order business as you would expect from a food court - sort of "fast casual" before that term meant anything. I did not order the food from Ping's Place, focusing on Best BBQ towards the end. I did manage to sample one dish from their menu (photos of items all along the back wall - actually all of these restaurants used this method to communicate):

 Beef Noodle Soup with hand-cut noodles (served on the weekends): This soup had a good beef broth - the noodles were a bit doughy, reminded me of the pull-drop dumpling soup my mom used to make. The beef was thick sliced and very good. I thought the broth could use a bit more kick - maybe there was a subtlety to it that I was missing?

Overall I thought the experience good but not great. The beef soup was very good but could have used a secondary layer of flavor (I have a feeling it was very authentic and true to Taiwanese cooking though, so take my opinion with a grain of salt).

-- John

 (also posted to Yelp)
Ping's Place Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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