New Asian restaurants opening for business despite recession

Nam Phuong Restaurant is defying the trend of Buford Highway restaurants moving north to Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road corridors.

The second Nam Phuong restaurant is scheduled to open its door for business on Monday, May 23.

NP2 will feature a smaller and condensed menu offering the popular items that makes Nam Phuong a popular eatery among Vietnamese in metro Atlanta.

Owners of Nam Phuong hope to introduce authentic home style cooking to nearby Brookhaven and Buckhead residents.

Gwinnett residents will no longer need to drive to BuHi for quality Banh mi sandwiches or pastries.

Another Vietnamese eatery on BuHi is venturing up north to Pleasant Hill Road corridor. Lee’s Bakery owners opened its second restaurant named Huong Lan at the Assi Supermarket Plaza on April 1.

You can take a bite of Lee’s Bakery famous Banh mi (Viet sandwiches), pastries, pho, vermicelli, rice plates, smoothies and Vietnamese coffee at Huong Lan.

If you are in the mood for Taiwanese styled pastries and snacks, you may want to check out the newly opened Mr. Teahouse.

Located two doors from Suno at Pleasant Hill Road, Mr. Teahouse features popular bubble tea, coffee, along with Taiwanese snacks and sandwiches.

Let’s hope this place keep the door open long enough to survive the recession.

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