WE ARE TASTE BUDS
Peter Chang chef to open Hai Authentic Chinese in Decatur.
Chef Wang Hai has spent a quarter century in the kitchen, starting when he was just 15. Hai worked under a number of chefs in northern China and learned different types of Chinese cuisines from different regions. He left China ten years ago and traveled to Europe and Russia, working in various restaurants with western influences.
For the past three years, Hai worked alongside Peter Chang in Maryland where he eventually became Chang's partner and regional chef. Hai's wife, whom he met while working in restaurants, specializes in steamed buns and northern style dumplings, and will be making both in her husband's new restaurant.
The menu includes classic dishes like Sesame Chicken, General Tso' Chicken, Mongolian Chicken or Beef and Lo Mein Noodles with various protein additions, among other offerings.
Prior to opening as Tabi Sushi, the Decatur area restaurant was the second outpost of Smoke + Duck Sauce. The original Smoke + Duck Sauce remains open on Powers Ferry Road near SunTrust Park and owner Gary Lin, who is not involved in Hai's, is reportedly looking to open a second Smoke somewhere in metro Atlanta.