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 (http://eatingasia.typepad.net) 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.
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.
Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet
86-88 Dixon Street, Chinatown
Sydney NSW 2000