The dumplings at Chef Liu in Doraville keep customers coming back. But a health inspector said the restaurant wasn’t keeping them hot enough for food safety.
The popular menu items are often precooked and held under temperature controls. During a recent routine health inspection some pork and vegetable dumplings were sitting out away from any heat source. They had cooled down too much and had to be reheated to the proper temperature range.
Dumplings were also being prepared on a counter of plywood, which is not permissible under the state health code.
Chef Liu scored a 43/U and had its food permit suspended. It was the second consecutive failing routine inspection for the Chinese restaurant at 5283 Buford Highway.
Among other code violations, there were rodent droppings throughout the kitchen and storage area. The facility needed to be serviced by a pest control, the inspector said.
Employees prepping food were not wearing hair restraints. The employee hand sink was blocked with dishes.
There were problems in the walk-in cooler. Containers of food were uncovered. Raw beef was stored on top of pickled vegetables. Raw chicken, shrimp, pork and eggs were all stored on the same shelf.
Chef Liu can have its food permit reinstated after passing a follow-up inspection. No one at the restaurant was answering the phone for comment.
Other recently featured restaurants brought up their health scores on follow-up inspections. Three Way Wings, 830 McDonough Blvd., Atlanta, scored an 82/B. Zafraan, 2255 Calloway Court, Cumming, scored an 85/B.
Here are other recent inspection scores from area restaurants.
– by Laura Berrios for the Food & More blog
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