Friday, 2 October 2015

Mrs Mi -- Chatswood, Sydney

Mrs Mi is a newly opened restaurant in Chatswood Chase, showcasing food from the Shanxi province in Northern China. 

There's a lovely background story behind the name - Mrs Mi always loved to travel around on her bike looking for delectable street food. Ten years ago, her daughter decided to retrace her mother's footsteps, but discovered that these street vendors were no longer around.

Mrs Mi is all about bringing the nostalgic flavours back to life, with traditional Chinese recipes and a touch of the modern in the form of a robot chef. 

The restaurant is located in a shopfront on the food court level of Chatswood Chase. It's a full house and buzzing on a Wednesday evening. 

A glimpse of the robot chef

Robot chef in action, slicing the noodles

The robot chef shaves the noodles quickly and with such precision. 

Cherry tomatoes in plum juice

This entree dish does the job with getting the appetite going; these cherry tomatoes were quite plump and quite sweet, no doubt thanks to the addition of the plum juice. 

Spicy crab Xiao long bao

The dumplings at Mrs Mi were on point. Starting with these delicious spicy crab xiao long bao; served piping hot, the soup in these dumplings was plentiful and very flavoursome. The spiciness was very subtle. (coming from someone who really can only handle mild chilli)

Crab meat dumplings with beetroot pastry

I love the idea of coloured dumplings. The beetroot flavour is not detectable, but it adds a nice colour, and the crab meat filling inside is delightful. 

Chicken dumplings with purple sweet potato pastry

Like the other dumplings, these were also quite tasty. I find that chicken dumplings can sometimes be a bit bland or dry, but this was not the case at all. 

Frost flower pan fried chicken dumpling

Some pan fried dumplings to mix it up a bit. The crunchy 'frost flower' layer was a delight to eat - thin and crisp. 

Shrimp dumplings with spinach pastry

Szechwan style shredded pork with chilli sauce, served with golden buns

The shredded pork with chilli sauce packed a punch in flavour. Served with golden buns, it is a bit like a naughty version of sang choy bao. 

The golden bun conveniently has a hole in the underside to fit the pork filling

Mrs Mi signature pork mince with noodles

Stir fried beef with chilli noodles

Both the noodle dishes feature the robot shaved noodles, with the pork mince version being a common dish in Northern Chinese cuisine. 

Taiwan style fried chicken

Mrs Mi fried rice with chilli

Coconut sago with watermelon 

Coconut sago is probably my favourite asian dessert, and Mrs Mi's rendition is nice and refreshing, with the addition of watermelon pieces.

Overall, a nice casual restaurant to catch a meal at in Chatswood Chase. I was especially impressed with the dumplings, and will definitely be back for more of these! 

Mrs Mi will be at the Good Food Month Night Noodle Markets on the 8th of October-25th of October

WHERE Hyde Park, Sydney
WHEN October 8–25;
Mon–Tue 5pm–9pm,
Wed–Thur 5pm–10pm,
Fri 5pm–11pm, Sat 4pm–10pm,
Sun 4pm–9pm
COST Free entry

missklicious and B dined as guests of Mrs Mi, thanks to Tracey at Impressions Marketing

Mrs. Mi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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