NOW Magazine: Toronto's Best $5 Lunch (BEST OF TORONTO 2005):
"This spotless subterranean Chinese café specializes in delicious house-made
Chinese dumpling and noodle dishes that are as much a treat for the pocketbook
as for the taste buds."
Featured on CBC Radio's Metro Morning by Catherine Jheon:
"Mother's Dumplings is a Northern Chinese restaurant which means you'll see
dishes such as buns, noodles and of course dumplings on the menu - and the
dumplings are what I recommend...The prices are unbeatable."
Dose Magazine (February 13, 2006):
"Mother's Dumplings ... is a gem".
Featured in the Globe and Mail review, "Going Out: Dim Sum and then Some"
(January 20, 2006, Review Section):
Reviewed with five other Asian eateries: Kubo Radio, Golden Regency Restaurant,
Furama House, Cha Liu, and Lai Wah Heen. Not bad company to be in! And we are
the only one of the lot to be in Chinatown.
Toronto Life Magazine, on page 40 of the February 2007 issue, calls our
dumplings the city's finest boiled and steamed dumplings.
Born in Shenyang, Zhen is
owner and cook. After a brief
visit to China, she returned
to Toronto and opened
Mother's Dumplings in June
2005. Featuring eight tables
seating from 2 to 6 people
each, Ours is a cozy,
welcoming café. If Zhen
seems tired some days, it
is because she cooks with
her heart to make
dumplings as good as her
mother makes them.
Rick is a retired high school
mathematics teacher. After
Zhen returned to Toronto to
open Mother's Dumplings,
he stayed in China for four
months where he taught
ESL. A familiar face to
regular customers, some
days he mumbles, "I'm
retired. I'm retired," as he
washes dishes and waits
tables. Some think he's
saying, "I'm tired. I'm tired."
|Media Praise & Selected Reviews