Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Just like mom used to make...
...if she ever made dim-sum dumplings, that is

Terri has been trying to convince me — for a few weeks now — to try a Chinese place in Chinatown she was hearing raves about. She had heard of Mother's Dumplings through a review in NOW Magazine. A quick search on Google Maps revealed their location: north of Dundas, east of Spadina. We ventured boldly forth during our lunch hour to try a sample of their fare.

Mother's Dumplings is a spacious hole-in-the-wall sort of eatery, with seating for about 8 parties of 6 people each. Apparently, all of the food is home-made, something which is evident upon tasting the food. Uncertain of portion sizes, Terri and I ordered:

  • 12 Pork and Chives dumplings

  • 12 Beef and Chives dumplings — I wasn't paying attention when Terri ordered this, so I Might Be Wrong

  • 6 pieces Lamb Shui Mai

  • 1 Green onion pancake

  • 1 order of Fried Rice

The shui mai/siu mai were generously-sized, the dumplings were gyoza-sized, the "pancake" (as suspected) wasn't a flapjack-style pancake, but resembled a potato-pancake. In other words, there was a helluva lot of food! The taste was as generous as the portion sizes, and the prices were unbelievably cheap.

Verdict: This is definitely an eatery to go back to again and again.



At Fri Dec 01, 09:04:00 am GMT-5, Anonymous brew-san said...

Mmm.. lamb Siu Mai sounds really tasty...


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