Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet, Chinatown

The wall has a hole. It’s a mark made by my fist losing an online video while being spit on by a 14-year-old who claims to have a connection with me and my mom.

An alternative way to define it (and one that seems to be more common) is a tiny and dingy but loved restaurant that has the best. Similar to the Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet in Chinatown.

A long-standing Chinatown establishment, Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet (not to be confused with Mother Chu’s Vegetarian Kitchen), has recently undergone a revamp to accommodate more hungry customers who have an appetite for authentic Taiwanese dishes.

The first edible cab to emerge from the cab was a small platter of pig ears that were spicy. This isn’t an abbreviation for anything; they’re just the pig’s ears dipped in hot oil.

It’s a little crunchy, however, not in the fat way, more of chewing on cartilage. No, I don’t mean a cartridge that is into the Game Boy or a printer; however, in the case of extreme need, you might be eating the cartridge as well.

I’m willing to bet that they won’t taste like the pig ears, however.

Shallot pancakes served with Youtiao (aka Chinese doughnuts or deep-frittered bread) were by far the most delicious food I experienced during Mother Chu’s. Think crunch and flake. Think grease-y goodness that the gods of Gluttony themselves derived. It’s one of those things that makes me smile, such as walking into a space just as the perfect entrance song plays (for me, it makes sense to know that Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake is playing every time I walk into an event).

The next dish is the pork chops served over white rice. This is a dish I was enthralled by during my trip to Taiwan, and I was interested in trying Mother Chu’s version of the traditional. Pork mince is delicious and delicious, served as an amazing gravy over the top of the rice. The rice was undercooked, but everybody knew that I was there to get the full flavor of pork.

In every restaurant I visit, it is known to the kitchen to provide me with noodles before I’ve even taken an armchair. Therefore, to nobody’s surprise, the delicious bowl of beef noodles arrived on the table in record time.

The soup was rich in herbal extracts and did have a calming feeling. This isn’t referring to Panadol and Neurofen, however, but Chinese remedies that your mum would push into your throat if you were suffering from even the tiniest of flu-like symptoms. To sum it all up, the soup was delicious, and I was able to pour the broth into my mouth without the need to consult my mom in any way.

The meat was also incredibly soft and tender when it came into contact with my mouth. Combine it with traditional Choy dim sum and some noodles, and you’ll have the kind of medication you’ll require, even if you’re not sick.

Here’s the short version of the reason you should make sure to visit Chus Mother Chu’s on your next dining excursion:

  • Mother Chu is the perfect example of all mothers with children at home who aren’t ready to leave because they’re not prepared (or willing) to venture out into the world and also simply because, well…mum’s cooking is amazing.
  • It’s a tangent, but it’s related to the fact that I’m writing a cookbook! The book is scheduled to be released by the end of this year and will be entitled: “Imperfect Recipes Vol.1.”It’ll be available as a free eBook, so keep an eye out and be sure to keep a few megabytes of data on the old Kindle to keep it on.

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