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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Dumplings In Chinatown

Some friends from out of town and some from way-out of town (Japan) were in TO and as usual I was given the fun task of finding a place to eat.  When trying to think of a place to go that would be interesting my friend Jenn mentioned Mother's Dumplings located in the heart of Chinatown.

Now you do not go to Chinatown for great service. No, you go for cheap food and a unique experience.  This Tapas style restaurant was not given the award of "Best $5 Lunch" by Now Magazine for nothing.  Between the six of us we were able to stuff ourselves for no more then $10 each. Even I was surprised!!!

Some recommended dishes of the evening:

Seaweed Salad
You can't go wrong with seaweed salad, especially since it is no more then $2!!!!

Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings
Who does not like dumplings?  Honestly, one of the best creations for human consumption, and even better when stuffed with mushroom and chicken.

Chicken Fried Rice
Anyone who loves Chinese food knows of chicken fried rice, and Mother's Dumplings makes a mean chicken fried rice.

Noodles and Beans
This may not sound appetizing, but the amazing mix of pan fried beans and cucumber with noodles is to die for.

  • While we were looking through the extensive menu I noticed something hilarious under the "Sides" section.  At Mother's Dumplings you can order a side of "Peanuts."  So if you are a really  hard core peanut fan, this is the place for you.

Survival Guide for Mother's Dumplings

  1. Watch out for flying plates, they literally throw your food at the table.
  2. Don't ask for cutlery or any eating utensil. You WILL get a dirty look.
  3. Sometimes they run out of boiling water (how that happens? I have no idea) so ration your tea.

Despite the service, I would definitely go back to Mother's Dumplings because it has amazing food for unbelievable prices.  This clearly is a place that adds to this unique city and the busy atmosphere that night proved that customers feel the same.

I ♥ TO 

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