Mother Chu’s isn’t a place you go to for service or cleanliness… The seating is crowded, but nonetheless, we ordered, and paid upfront. The food was fairly cheap, and as expected, very greasy.
Passbyers can watch these starchy goodies being made from scratch by a family of women in the kitchen… rolling, kneeding, wrapping, steaming and frying.
Fried pork dumplings… these were absorbed in oil but had a nice crispy base. I would have preferred the dumplings pan-fried.
The hot & sour soup proved to be nothing like it’s name. It wasn’t spicy nor sour.
Little steamed pork buns, or better known as ‘xiao long bao’. The skin was a little chewy, just the way I like it… and the inside filling was moist and juicy.
One of my favourties… freshy made, shallot pancake wrapped around deep-fried bread sticks (“Yau Ja Gwai”)… the shallot pancake was warm and flakey, and the fried bread stick was golden and airy inside.
Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet
Shop 1, 8688 Dixon St Chinatown / Haymarket
Tel: (02) 9211 0288