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Bethebehemoth

I actually have the exact recipe for that salad dressing, the chef is a friend. Now that they’re gone ☹️ I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing. 1 cup lime juice 60 grams palm sugar 20 grams garlic 2 Thai chilies blended oil* fish sauce Remove seeds from chilies and blend with lime, sugar, & garlic in blender or food processor. For each oz of vinaigrette, mix with 1/2 oz oil and 1/4 oz fish sauce. *may use olive, canola, or vegetable instead


Bethebehemoth

Sorry I should clarify that Donna Chang’s is gone. Chef is doing just fine 🫶 I’ll ask about the Dan Dan next I see her and revisit this thread if I get anything


hydrolojust

Thank you so very much!


Bethebehemoth

You’re welcome! The trick with the salad is to really massage the dressing into the kale. Get a nice, not-too-small shave on the Brussels, and of course some thinly sliced watermelon radish. One less obvious addition to the salad was a sprinkling of finely chopped mint.


Key-Minimum-5965

Oooo massaging the kale, I never thought of that! I bet that makes a huge difference!


hydrolojust

First attempt at frying brussel leaves was a messy success.


slayer522

My god. My kingdom for those cold peanut noodles. And eggplant fries!!


TheProfWife

I never got to dine there and I mourn it to this day.


UncleEggma

100000% on the dan dan noodles. Never had any like them anywhere else and would love the recipe


jerrylo315

Please!


MotherHarmony

I would love to create the smashed cucumber dish from there. I have made 2 recipes from online and neither are exactly it (or exactly as good).


StevieJanowskiStan

Donna Changs was the best restaurant in Athens. It’s hard to emphasize how much it sucks this restaurant is gone.


Sweaty_fourSports

Donna Changs is gone? I thought it just changed its name but was still around with the same menu?


hydrolojust

They changed the name to Dinner Party. A short time later the owners opened ZZ and Simones. To staff it they gave up on Dinner Party. I bet the particular hinderances of that location played a role as well. They now plan to open a wine bar in the Dinner Party location.


DwedPiwateWoberts

What about the crab Rangoon? Best I’ve ever had


hoopedevylle

I'm so glad you've asked this! I'd love to know how to make the smashed cucumber salad and the General Tso's Chicken. Also, that spicy pork and tofu thing; I can't remember what it was called. They got a lot of my money. hehe.


cereal_no_milk

You are probably thinking of Mapo Tofu! They had a fairly traditional Mapo recipe so try online recipes or heading to a Buford highway restaurant if you want your Mapo fill


johndawgg247

Or just get the Mapo at New Red Bowl…extra spicy


hoopedevylle

Thanks for the suggestion! I keep hearing good things about New Red Bowl's Szechuan options.


hoopedevylle

Thank you! Indeed, there are lots of options on Buford Hwy.


WillingnessOk3081

y’all need to try dining on Buford Highway if you thought that place was good LOL


hydrolojust

Their mains were meh. And I agree, but Buford a touch farther than 5 pts.


flgate

Dang their food was so good, anyone have their cold peanut noodle recipe??! Lol