Monday, May 4, 2015

Celebrate Mother's Day at Mama Fu's Asian House

Looking for a casual restaurant with excellent food for Mother’s Day?  If you spend $25 at MamaFu’s Asian House from May 4-7 you’ll get a certificate for a complimentary meal for your Mama, good from May 10 through May 16.

Sweet N Sour dish is a traditional favorite.
Larry and I discovered Mama Fu's when we had dinner at the Sunset Valley location (5400 Brodie Lane) last week. It was our first time at the Austin-based eatery, and I felt good about supporting a local business. The brand currently has nine locations in the greater Austin area with the newest restaurant opening soon in Kyle, Texas. Among the sixteen restaurants currently open are locations in Arkansas, Florida, and two in United Arab Emirates.
Ginger sesame salad with chicken at Mama Fu's
We met Kyle Peters, manager at Sunset Valley, who explained how diners have several choices in setting up their entrees. First you choose a rice dish—white, brown, or fried—or a noodle bowl. Then choose your protein—chicken, pork, steak, or shrimp—or stick with vegetables or tofu. That determines cost of your meal, which ranges from $8.89 to $10.29.
Then you choose from a variety of preparations, some with plenty of sizzle (like Spicy Seoul Stir Fry or Sichuan Kung Pao) and others on the milder side (like Sweet-n-Sour or Thai Cashew Stir Fry). You can add a cup of soup or a choice of several appetizers for $1.99 extra. Portions are very generous, so you’ll probably have enough for another meal at home the next day.

The zesty flavor of orange peel sweetens
this Asian dish at Mama Fu's

At the recommendation of our server, we ordered the Crab Rangoon appetizer (four for $4.99 when not ordered with an entrée). Crispy wonton wrappers are filled with crab, cream cheese, scallions, and onions and served with sweet chili dipping sauce. Yummy!
Chicken lettuce wrap is a generous
appetizer or meal.
For my main course, I ordered shrimp with a rich honey glaze over fresh snap peas and carrots, served on brown rice. Since everything is made to order, I asked to have some broccoli tossed in, too. No problem.

Two desserts caught my eye, the Apple Dumplings (dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with caramel sauce) and my ultimate choice: Mama’s Dessert Roll, a decadent cheesecake rolled in a flaky cinnamon pastry, fried, and served with raspberry sauce--perfect for an occasional splurge.
Fresh vegetables and high quality proteins are the
basis for Asian dishes at Mama Fu's.
The menu also includes a variety of Asian street foods like Bulgogi Steak Wraps and Korean Street Tacos (yes, it starts with a tortilla). Additionally, there’s a good selection of gluten-free and vegan options—all made in-house--which are popular with customers needing specialty items.

During happy hour, 3-6 p.m., alcoholic beverages are $1 off and appetizers are half price. Sundays are popular with families since kids eat free.
The spicy Bahn mi Sandwich is one of the selections
from the Asian street food menu.
Known for high quality, fresh ingredients and the fusion of unique flavors from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Korea, Mama Fu’s offers dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering, online and mobile ordering.

Photos provided by Corinne Zuleger, Giant Noise PR

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