Whatever you order, the dumplings will steal the show

Restaurant Review: Sweet Chive

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Location: TX-Austin

Story Date: 3/1/2019

Author: Megan Kimble

In December, Sweet Chive opened on an increasingly crowded section of East Cesar Chavez. When I visited the counter-service restaurant on a rainy Friday evening in January, the space didn’t feel quite settled-in yet—it still had a few empty shelves and very bright white walls—but it was bustling and beckoning. Owner and chef Phoenix Pai grew up in Taiwan eating foods prepared by her Manchuria-born parents, and Sweet Chive’s menu reflects the span of her personal geography, with dishes ranging from Chinese Lion’s Head Soup to Lou Rou Fan (Taiwanese braised pork) and Pork-Stuffed Eggplant.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: Review of a Place