Hey Sydney, there’s a new Chinese restaurant opening in Chatswood this weekend and it has a robot chef. A robot chef, you guys!
Mrs Mi is set to open its doors in Chatswood Chase and will be specialising in authentic knife-chopped noodles and traditional street food from the Northern Chinese region of Shanxi.
It all began in China in the 1950s where the original Mrs Mi was a university student. She used to go on her own non-hipster food safaris where she would search out the best street food in Shanxi (her favourite being knife-chopped noodles). When her daughter returned to Shanxi many years later, she discovered these street snacks no longer existed, so she set herself a task to bring these flavours back—including her mother’s much loved noodles—and so Mrs Mi’s restaurant was born.
“Okay, okay, but where does the robot chef come in?” I hear you ask. Well, one important factor (besides the dough) in the making of good noodles is the size and thickness of the noodle—they need to be as consistent as possible. Mrs Mi’s purpose-built robotic assistant chef has been programmed to perfectly shave the noodles into the boiling water every time. Plus, who doesn’t want to watch a robot (who is currently sporting a Blues rugby jersey) cook your noodles?
Beyond the noodle dishes (although these are a must-try), there are a range of moreish dumplings, deep fried deliciousness, and savoury pancakes. We suggest grabbing a group of hungry friends and ordering up big, that way you can try even more. Win!
To celebrate the opening this weekend, Chef Michael Tan will be creating some extra special fusion dishes alongside the classic menu items. Oh, and the first 88 customers will score Mrs Mi’s signature pork mince with noodles for free.
Image credit: Mrs Mi