Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet

Yes, I’m still here.

Unfortunately my New Year’s resolution involved cliched health & weightloss stuff and had little to do with blogging more.  Though it has been my intention to post more frequently, work and life have gotten the better of me, and it’s now been weeks since my last update!

I hope you all did something great for Lunar New Year — because the food, Lion Dances and food shouldn’t be missed.

(Yes, I just said food twice.)

I’ve spent a lot of time in Cabramatta, which is vying for Number One on my list of favorite suburbs in Sydney (there are two other contenders: Surry Hills & Eastwood).  And though this isn’t a post about Cabramatta, I’d encourage you to get down there and enjoy the eateries.

Now, onwards.  At the start of the (western) New Year I took a mini-holiday into the city, stayed at a nice CBD hotel and enjoyed the walking-distance opportunity to stuff my face in Chinatown.  Now ever since eating reading Eating Asia by Robin & Dave ( I have had massive cravings to eat dumplings for breakfast.  (I would find their post on this subject, but that would take to long, and their blog is well worth your search.)  And so these cravings have gone on a year, and at last I had the opportunity to sate these cravings at Mother Chu’s.  Feeling slightly hung-over feeling from too long a sleep, The Malaysian & I stumbled down to Chinatown & Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet for some dumplings, yiu tiao (fried dough) wrapped in green onion pancake, and soup.  Delicious.

Mother Chu’s outside seating

Though nothing can be said of the service other than that it is efficient, the food is delicious and homely.  And though abrupt wait staff at Western restaurants would make me vow to never come back and spread the word of their rudeness, somehow at these authentic little joints it adds to the charm.  And by the way, have your cash in hand when you order: though it is table service, you must pay straight away.

Yiu Tiao (fried dough) with Spring Onion Pancake

Making something yummy

Wonton Noodle Soup

Pan Fried Dumplings

Siu Mai

Frying Yiu Tiao

Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet
86-88 Dixon Street, Chinatown 
Sydney NSW 2000 

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8 thoughts on “Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet

  1. johnbek

    This is a Sydney classic. Dishing out simple and tasty fare with a side of abrupt service. I need to return sometime.

  2. Miss Piggy

    I’ve walked past this place so many times – one day I’ll make it inside. Love the idea of a CBD mini-break. We did that when we got married – love being so close to “town”. Lols.

  3. Helen (grabyourfork)

    I love the you tiao here. It’s such a treat to eat it fresh from the fryer. My favourite snack, however, is the you tiao wrapped in sticky rice with pork floss. Chewy, salty, crunchy deliciousness! The perfect afternoon pick-me-up.


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