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Sweet Chive Chinese

Not all fast-casual concepts deliver on authenticity and hospitality. But this low-key East Austin spot brings a fresh approach to home-style Taiwanese cooking. The friendly server at the counter guided us through the menu and helped us settle on a few gems, including the beef roll, which apparently flies under the radar but more than delivers with its combination of cilantro, scallions, and cucumber rolled up on a dumpling wrap with grilled beef (the hoisin dipping sauce brought the whole dish together). Pan-fried pork dumplings were a highlight, also served with hoisin, and the rice dish Three Cup Mushroom was bright and flavorful with a bounty of mushrooms and fresh basil in a sauce of soy, wine, and sesame oil.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: No bar

Price: $

Rating: ★★

Address: 2515 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, 78702

Hours: L & D Wed–Mon.

Phone: 512-394-5557

Website: https://www.sweet-chive.com

Last updated: July 9, 2019