Monday, June 20, 2011

Mother Chu's Taiwanese Gourmet

There is so much comfort food out there waiting to be explored and devoured. Winter time is the perfect time. Warm noodle soups and congee are definitely in season! So which eatery did we choose? We decided to go to Mother Chu's!
Miso Scott and I visited this established eatery in the Chinatown area during our Friday lunch break. Normally, one would expect a queue and big crowd over at Mother Chu's Taiwanese Gourmet. We were lucky enough to get there early for lunch and were seated straight away.
Even with all the tough competition around, Mother Chu's was able to withstand the heat in the Chinatown food arena for many years. That is all due to their tasty food, reasonable servings, cheap prices and fast service.

Taiwanese style b.b.q. pork noodle soup ($8)

The Taiwanese style b.b.q. pork noodle soup was topped with comforting roast b.b.q. pork slices. The egg noodles were cooked al dente. The broth was very soothing and flavourful.

pork ribs in black bean sauce ($10.50)

Upon noticing the pork ribs in black bean sauce in the menu, we ordered it without hesitation. The pork ribs were breaded, fried and stir fried with mixed vegetables and finished with black bean sauce.

congee with pork and preserved egg ($7.50)

My favourite had to be the congee with pork and preserved egg. The texture was perfect to my liking. It was not too gluey in texture. The taste was up to congee standard. It was also topped with chopped shallots which enhanced its flavour.

pork flaky pastry ($2.50 each)

Miso Scott came up with the best way to describe the pork flaky pastry. It tasted like a better version of a sausage roll. The herbs in the pork gave it character.

iced lemon tea

To wash it all down,  I finished it off with an iced lemon tea.
I will have to give their dumplings a go on my next visit. Next time you are in the Sydney Chinatown area and you are after good Taiwanese gourmet comfort food, give Mother Chu's a try!
My lunch at Mother Chu's Taiwanese Gourmet was very yummy for my tummy! How's yours?

Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet
88-86 Dixon St
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9211 0288

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  1. I love the dumplings here, though the pan fried ones can be a bit on the oily side. But so good!

  2. congee sounds perfect for this winter weather!

  3. @Tina - The dumplings there is my next mission.

    @chocolatesuze - It certainly is perfect during this time of the year.

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