All Reviews by mmatth1

  • Chen's Noodle House 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759 (512) 336-8888

    4 stars Posted on 12/23/2009 08:18am

    The restaurant is tiny, but the food is good. Menu only has a few items, but they are very well executed. Their dumplings are great. They get bonus points because when I took the leftovers out of the fridge the next day, there wasn't any grease on top of the soup.
  • Sugar Mama's Bake Shop 1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 448-3727

    5 stars Posted on 12/09/2009 07:41am

    We get Sugar Mama's treats in our office sometimes for meetings, and they are incredible. The team over there come up with new ideas all of the time, and have some great seasonal items.

    Their cupcakes are amazing, but I recently discovered their bars, which I am now addicted to.
  • Cornucopia 1914 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 477-2676

    4 stars Posted on 12/07/2009 11:00am

    I love Cornucopia. It is a little expensive for just a snack, but it makes for an amazing gift. I bought a big tin for my in-laws for Thanksgiving and they chowed it down. If you are buying for a party, make sure you get some sweet and some salty popcorn. Some people really don't like the chocolate covered popcorn (which I will never understand). Make sure to try their peanut butter and chocolate.
  • Chinatown Downtown 107 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 637-8888

    4 stars Posted on 12/02/2009 03:23pm

    Chinatown was recently named the top Chinese restaurant in Austin. Chinatown is pretty good Hunan cuisine, but I don't know that I would call it the best. I have only tried their lunch menu, so their dimsum menu might be better.

    You can get a little cup of wonton soup for a great price on a chilly day though.
  • Pei Wei 4200 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 382-2990

    3 stars Posted on 12/01/2009 02:18pm

    Definitely not the most tasty Chinese food I've ever had, but still pretty good. Its not as nice of a treat as PF Changs but if you like Panda Express but would rather not deal with the indigestion afterward, it is a good comprimise.
  • M T Wholesale Oriental Goods 10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753 (512) 453-7091

    4 stars Posted on 11/17/2009 08:29am

    MT's is packed full of great treasures that are hard to find anywhere else. The only issue is that the market itself is quite disorganized and it can be difficult to find things.

    I think the store was originally Vietnamese because most of their goods are from there. You can find a decent amount of Chinese goods too.

    Make sure to check out the neighborhood though, because there are a lot of really tasty restaurants nearby.
  • Suzi's Chinese Kitchen 1152 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 441-8400

    3 stars Posted on 11/13/2009 07:50am

    Not the best Chinese food in the world, but the service here was really fast and the owner was very nice. She came over and asked how we were doing and recognized that we were first-time customers. Seems like they have a troop of loyal diners.

    I wouldn't go out of your way for this food, but if you are on South Lamar and need a quick meal, it isn't too bad.