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What I Ate: November 21, 2009 (Natural Planet Grill, Mama Fu's)

Posted 21 November, 2009 at 11:57pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: We went to Mama Fu's on the way to the house in Kyle to pack some more stuff. Previously, we had avoided Mama Fu's because we had heard it was horrible. But, the food we had wasn't all that bad - in fact, we've been to plenty of restaurants WAY worse since we've moved to the Austin area. Mama Fu's is a casual Americanized Asian restuarant that reminded us of Yan Can (Martin Yan's restaurant that basically mixes and matches proteins, sauces, and carbs - think combinatorics - to form people's meals… I've never liked it). The food we had was tender and had a decent amount of flavor, but much of it was a little too greasy.

Vietnamese Crunchy Noodles (Chicken) with Pork Roll
Mama Fu’s - Vietnamese Crunch Noodles (Chicken)
Mama Fu’s - Pork Roll

Thai Cashew Stir Fry (Beef) with Beef Curry Roll
Mama Fu’s - Thai Cashew Stir Fry (Beef)
Mama Fu’s - Beef Curry Roll

Lunch: I had blackened tilapia at Natural Planet Grill (5900 Slaughter Ln W, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 394-1111‎). It wasn't all that great.
Natural Planet Grill - Blackened Tilapia

2 comments to What I Ate: November 21, 2009 (Natural Planet Grill, Mama Fu's)

Optimista, November 22nd, 2009 at 3:49 am:

  • Wow, interesting. We've only been to Mama Fu's once and I thought it was vile. We must have ordered the wrong things. Everything tasted terribly sugar-laden. Maybe we should give it another try, as your photos make the food look delicious!

Michael Chu, November 22nd, 2009 at 10:00 am:

  • I was in a rush when I wrote the entry on Mama Fu's (it was getting late and we still have a lot of packing to do before the movers arrive), so I just want to make sure that it's clear that the Mama Fu's food is not GOOD - it's also not disgusting. On a scale from 1-10, I'd probably place it at a 5.5. We did eat all our food, which is more than I can say about some other places.